About Arjen Bootsma

He is a Physiotherapist, specialising in back pain, author and known as a rebel in the back pain industry. He has 24 years clinical experience, having helped hundreds of patients in his clinic and thousands worldwide to overcome back pain. He is on a mission to change how spinal conditions are treated...

How to Stop Your Back Pain WITHOUT Going Into SPACE?

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:55+00:00 June 1st, 2016|

U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly had a good reason to 'stand tall' when he returned home, after nearly a year on the International Space Station. Not only has he set new records among U.S. astronauts for most time in space and longest continuous time in space… he literally stands more than 4 cm taller after his [...]

WARNING: This Popular Topical Pain Relief Cream is Dangerous

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:55+00:00 May 11th, 2016|

There is a good chance you have one of these popular topical pain relief creams in your bathroom cabinet right now. And they can be very dangerous... In an issue of the journal Wounds, Dr. Terry Treadwell (founder of The Institute for Advanced Wound Care) points out this widely prescribed topical pain reliever can: Lead [...]

Daily Decompression Therapy for Lower Back Pain – Part 2

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:55+00:00 April 20th, 2016|

In part 1 of 'why daily decompression therapy for lower back pain' is a MUST, I shared with you how the curse of modern western society, slumped positions or sitting, causes a gradual breakdown and weakening of the spinal discs. This is where that unexplained or 'non specific back pain' comes from, in other words [...]

Why Daily Decompression Therapy for Lower Back Pain is a MUST

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:55+00:00 April 9th, 2016|

For those whom have been following me already know why decompression therapy for lower back pain is so important. Gravity is one of the 2 main causes of back ache, because in our daily upright position gravity causes compression of the spine. Besides the 2 developmental causes there is also the congenital, but that is [...]

How to Treat a Bulging Disc in Lower Back at Home

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:55+00:00 April 5th, 2016|

There is so much info on how to treat a bulging disc in lower back at home out there, ranging from many treatment options to various exercises to bulging disc surgery. This can make it very confusing for most, so to create some clarity for you I will list the 3 best options on how [...]

Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain As Effective as Sham Treatment?

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:55+00:00 March 29th, 2016|

Acupuncture for lower back pain has been removed from the NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) list of effective treatments to manage back pain. Health officials at NICE have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove that acupuncture is effective, following a review into guidance on dealing with lower back pain. [...]

6 Yoga Poses to Avoid if You Have Sciatica

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 March 24th, 2016|

I am a big fan of yoga, as it is effective for back, but there are yoga poses to avoid if you have sciatica! When the sciatic nerve is compromised in its movement, a process that occurs is 'tethering' of the nerve. This causes micro trauma of the nerve tissue, resulting in scarring to develop. [...]

Can Mind-Based Therapies Ease Chronic Lower Back Pain?

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide suffer from chronic lower back pain. Many, maybe including yourself, feel they have tried all the possible back pain treatments... ...Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, painkillers, injections to name but a few. Now a new study reports many people may find relief with a form of meditation that harnesses the power of [...]

Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment and Exercises Truths!

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|

Many different Cervical radiculopathy treatments and exercises are offered and explained as 'the cure', but unfortunately the truth is, most of them do not provide long term relief... It is often over complicated and most Physiotherapy or Chiropractic treatments only address the condition and or symptoms but NOT the TRUE CAUSE! I will have a [...]

How to Deal With Back Pain and Sleeping Problems

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 March 21st, 2016|

Love it or hate it, some find it a waste of time, but we all need it… …SLEEP! Yes, some of us do not sleep much, don’t know how they do it, but we do need it and at least 8 hours according recent studies. This is if we want to be able to function [...]