September 6, 2013
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If you want to naturally heal your body, and are sick of expensive or overwhelming solutions to get rid of pain, then today's podcast episode with Jason Wachob (pictured right) is perfect for you.
As CEO and Founder of MindBodyGreen.com, Jason's goal is to inspire people around the world to live their healthiest lives, by making informed choices about food, movement, and spirituality.
After being told that he required back surgery, Jason opted for yoga and is now completely healed. Jason has been featured in The New York Times and Vogue Australia, and has a BA in History from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. You can watch his video telling the story of how MindBodyGreen came to life here.
Resources we mention during the show:
–5 Reasons Why Dudes Should Practice Yoga
You can follow Jason on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonWachob.
Do you have questions, comments or feedback about how to naturally heal back pain? Leave your thoughts below.
10 thoughts on “How A 6’7″ Tall-Ex-Wall-Street-Trading-Fraternity-Boy-Jock Fixed His Debilitating Back Pain And Naturally Healed His Body.”
My wife injured her neck during a skiing accident and she has chronic pain and frequent headaches. She has been going to a chiro, acupuncture and herps specialist. What do you suggest? I am looking at the bio mat and your turned us on to the Mt Capra bone joint supplement. Nothing seems to be working and hard for her since she is such an outdoors enthusiast. Thanks Ben.
Here are a few pages you can check out that might help: https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/10/how-t… and https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/04/how-t… and https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2013/07/get-b…
Loved the talk with Jason Wachob about the importance of Yoga and some proper recovery techniques. I loved how Jason talks about utilizing the great aspects of East and West techniques to health. As we know there are great Western technological advances that can help enhance our physical health and diagnose health problems; there are also great techniques from the East, like Yoga, that can help aid in recovery the “natural” way without surgery. I love it when health specialists say do what works for you, but I also feel more people should utilize natural ways to improve health which starts with the basics of exercising and eating healthy. I have a history of over-training and have utilized Yoga on recovery days because I feel the need to do something (other than rest) to enhance my physical fitness on a daily basis.
Many factors can be at the root of the back pain, including poor posture, an injury, strain, or other internal conditions that can have an impact on the spine.
I have had chronic lower back pain for about two years (note: ease in to deadlifting after taking 7 years off!), and have tried a wide variety of approaches to getting in under control including PT visits, the Kelly Starret protocol and others with little to no success.. so this podcast naturally grabbed my interest. Previously I've found that yoga aggravated the pain but I wasn't doing a routine designed specifically for back pain. Since I already have a daily practice it seemed easy enough to try out this routine 2x daily. I'm on day two and I don't want too get overly excited after so little time but my back is definitely feeling the best it's felt in as long as I can remember… I really look forward to seeing where this goes. Thanks for the podcast!
I have chronic back pain on my hip area from past 5 to 6 years. it comes and goes. I have tried physical therapy to treat the pain and it works. But, according to me regular therapy is required in extreme cases. if you only do it of a week or month, your pain may be reduced or it may completely vanish but it will come back a few months after you stop trying physical therapy. I consulted about this to the doctors online at http://progressivespineandsports.com/ and they said I should continue physical therapy for at least a year if I want permanent results. even after that I need to do exercise at home. My hip pain is a result of my job which requires sitting on the chair for around 9 hours. If your job requires the same, I would recommend you to do stretching exercises regularly otherwise your muscles will become stiff.
I am so appreciative of everything that you. Check out this link to Andrew Weil explaining a simple breathing technique. It clarifies the thinking behind exhaling for twice as long as you inhale when you are using the breath to activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Very best wishes and have a great time in London.
That is great! Thanks.
I found the physiotherapist Robin McKenzie “McKezie Method” very similar, simple easy poses. the book
“7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life: How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain” is very helpful with self diagnosis and when to seek professional help.
Fantastic interview, btw.