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...

The Truth About Lower Back Muscles Stretches & Strengthening Exercises!

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 March 18th, 2016|

You suffer back pain, so you see a health professional for help or even done a search online. Either way you have been advised to do lower back muscles stretches or strengthening exercises... Maybe some core work on top of that and you should be able to recover not long from now! Nothing is further [...]

3 Reasons Why Your Back Pain Treatments and Exercises Keep You in Pain!

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 March 17th, 2016|

In my 20 years in Clinic treating back pain problems I have heard a lot of mis-conceptions about back pain treatments and mistakes that are being made when doing exercises. Either people have the wrong ideas about their back pain or have been told by a health professional certain things that are not true. I [...]

The Best Treatment for Sciatica From Herniated Disc

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 March 16th, 2016|

In this article we will have a look at the real reason of your sciatica and back pain. And you will discover a more then 2000 year old treatment that is still proven to be the best treatment for sciatica from a herniated disc. But first let's have a look why you develop back pain [...]

The #1 Back Pain Mistake that Keeps You in Pain

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 March 15th, 2016|

Unfortunately, too many people worldwide suffer from back pain and many suffer unnecessary. For most people with ongoing pain in their lower back, mid-back, neck, shoulder, you name it, have seen many trips and countless dollars spent on Physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and osteopaths in an attempt to bring relief. But the relief is generally [...]

1 Minute Exercise to Fix Sciatica Pain Fast

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

Back pain and sciatica can be a ‘pain the back side’, to use a cheesy ‘pun’. But seriously, sciatic nerve pain can really have a great impact on your life. It may affect your work, social life or not being able to do your favourite sports. In this article I want to talk about a [...]

The 5 Most Dangerous Pain Prescription Medications

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

When you think of dangerous drugs, what comes to mind first? Cocaine? Heroin? LSD? Maybe something else...? How about pain medications? Advil... Aleve... Bayer... Celebrex... Demerol... Motrin... Naproxen... Oxycontin... Percocet... Tylenol... Ultram... Vicodin... To name just a few, I could go on, but I am sure you recognise some... Discover Which Are Safe and Which [...]

How to Know Your Sciatica Treatment Works

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

If you suffer sciatica and start any treatment or exercise program, it is important to understand how to identify if your treatment works. It starts with knowing the condition, from there the right treatment to improve the condition can be deviced. But keep in mind the condition is in 99% caused by muscle imbalances, so [...]

Should You Have a MRI Scan or X-ray for Your Sciatica?

By | 2016-02-17T18:27:35+00:00 February 17th, 2016|

Unfortunately too many people are sent by their Doctor for a MRI scan or X-ray investigations when they either complain of back pain or sciatica. This happens mostly because the doctor struggles to understand what is really happening. Not only is it often unnecessary but it also leads to incorrect diagnosis, even resulting in surgery [...]

Nutrient 7,000% Better at Joint Pain Relief

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 February 15th, 2016|

Does the following scenario seem familiar to you...? 'Your joints hurt, the pain is just awful, it's preventing you from doing the activities you love doing and it’s making it hard to live and enjoy YOUR life.' And on top of that you're frustrated because it seems there's no real solution out there... no honest-to-goodness [...]

Sciatica Stretches for Pain Relief from Bulging or Herniated Disc – Part 3

By | 2017-01-14T20:33:56+00:00 February 13th, 2016|

By now you hopefully have been working on stage 1 and stage 2 of the sciatic nerve stretches. These sciatica exercises are meant for those that lost the elasticity of the nerve due to 'tethering' of the nerve, caused by commonly a bulging or herniated disc. But can also more rarely being caused by spinal [...]