Back Pain Relief

back pain expert Dr Sean WheelerDr. Sean WheelerSports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler has long been obsessed with pain. How pain, and its absence, affects behavior, competitiveness, and quality of life.

Drawing upon more than a decade of specialized training, patient treatment and medical experience, Dr. Wheeler has come to a breakthrough realization of how to effectively treat patients with chronic low back pain.

This realization is the topic of his soon-to-be published book UPRISE. The book itself serves as the launch for a larger discussion to prompt effective change within the healthcare industry—among medical practitioners, health insurance providers and those millions each year who suffer from chronic low back pain.

Dr. Wheeler believes so deeply in his realization—his new approach for the treatment of chronic back pain—that he has created an entirely new way to talk, think and take action about back pain. As an aid to prompt a long overdue revolution in chronic back pain treatment.

In his own words, read Dr. Wheeler's Introduction to UPRISE:  

We've had it wrong.

For decades, the healthcare industry has insisted that while they understand chronic back pain, there is no treatment that reliably achieves long-term relief.  For years, I was part of the medical profession that believed, practiced and even preached that understanding. 

As a doctor, I marched in lockstep with my colleagues as I explained the lack of treatments offering permanent relief to patients suffering from chronic low back pain.  Both my colleagues and I saw no other options, beyond repetitive treatments offering varying degree of short-term relief.

After years of treating patients focused with my obsession to understand pain, one night after a long day at my clinic I was alone in my car driving home, puzzling out yet again what was I not seeing.  A whisper in my ear became the inspiration for challenging my long-held assumptions, and those of my colleagues.

From that moment forward, gone was the old way of thinking about the human body.  Gone was the old way of thinking about how to work out, how to move through the day, how to fully live life in our own bodies.  Gone too was the notion that nothing could reliably relieve chronic back pain.  My thinking underwent a dramatic shift.

This book reveals that shift, a fresh way to treat back pain.  This new thinking requires new labels—a new and simple vocabulary—as a prompt in aid of truly understanding your body, to properly care for it, and to see it as a beautiful instrument performing the music of your life, enjoyed by you and by others.

My whisper of realization is the inspiration for a new understanding of your body as the finely tuned instrument with which we are born and grow into—as not only your body, but as your Body Guitar®.  As with any musical instrument, when out of tune the result is often unbearable noise, rather than sweet music.

Also introduced is Tune Me®, the new medical orchestration for your Body Guitar, and the Action Muscles® and Bracing Muscles® controlling your Body Guitar.  

Tune Me is a revolution for you.  A revolution in caring for your lumbar spine, your body, your Body Guitar, to achieve your liberation from chronic back pain.

To achieve liberation, a revolution requires an uprising.

Achieve yours.


Because we now have it right.

Look for Dr. Wheeler's new book UPRISE soon, or reserve your advance copy at the link.

UPRISE: Back Pain Liberation, By Tuning Your Body GuitarSports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler is not alone in seeking back pain liberation for chronic back pain sufferers.

For example, Dr. Haleh Agdassi, a rehabilitation doctor with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California, sees back and neck pain so frequently among computer users that she refers to the condition as “Silicon Valley syndrome.” 

“There’s no magic bullet out there for back pain,” she says. “That can be overwhelming for patients. It’s an anxious, vulnerable crowd — they’re looking for solutions.”

By one estimate, lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the United States alone, costs relating to the condition are estimated to cost more than $100 billion a year.

In the same story quoting Dr. Agdassi, over a year and a half ago The New York Times wrote of Esther Gokhale, a "posture guru" in the Silicon Valley and author of the book, 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back.

Ms. Gokhale [pronounced go-CLAY] believes people suffer from pain and dysfunction because they have forgotten how to use their bodies.

As the Times notes, Ms. Gokhale is not the first to suggest that changing posture is key to a healthy spine. Practitioners of the Alexander Technique and the creators of the Aplomb Institute in Paris similarly help clients find more natural and comfortable ways to position themselves. Pilates and physical therapy can improve posture and bring awareness to it. A handful of companies, like Lumo BodyTech, now sell personal posture monitors, offering smartphone users constant feedback about the way they hold their bodies.

In his soon-to-be published book UPRISE, Dr. Wheeler will reveal that while good posture is important to achieve liberation from chronic back pain, true relief for sufferers will come only when medical professionals and healthcare insurors embrace a new way of thinking about about how back pain is caused, and how it may be relieved, for patients everywhere.

The UPRISING begins in early 2015.

Biking Across the Katy TrailAmong the many good things that occur as a result of back pain liberation - which occurs by keeping your Body Guitar® in tune - is the opportunity to expand your life with fuller and more fulfilling life experiences.

As an example, sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler points to the story of Riding Across Missouri on the Katy Bike Trail, discussed in The Pack, the blog of Merrell footwear company, maker of high-performance hiking boots:

The Katy gets its name from the old MKT [Missouri-Kansas-Texas] railroad that formerly occupied its length. The right-of-way was purchased by the state and the completed bike trail was opened in 1996.

Sometimes jokingly referred to as the narrowest state park in the country, the Katy’s relatively flat, crushed limestone surface stretches from Clinton, Missouri in the west to St Charles in the east.

In 2011 the eastern Trail terminus was extended another 25 miles to Machens, Missouri, for a total Trail length of 240 miles.

While The Pack story discusses the adventure of biking the Katy Trail over three-days, for which you may learn more about accomodations, food and drink, and needed gear at, your UPRISE from back pain can also include expeniences taking less time and even more enjoyable. Anything becomes possible, when you become unlocked from the cycle of recurring pain.

Read more of what is possible as you develop a new understanding of the body as the finely tuned instrument it is – as not only your body, but as your Body Guitar - and the new medical “orchestration” for your Body Guitar - Tune Me® - to achieve your liberation from back pain.