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Watch as sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler introduces a new medical termBracing Muscles — and why understanding the function and care of your Bracing Muscles is so important in the treatment of chronic back pain, and how caring for them properly achieves back pain emancipation.

Based on an examination and critique of established medical practice, Dr. Sean Wheeler's new bookUPRISE, offers a new understanding of the body as the finely tuned instrument it is – as not only your body, but as your Body Guitar, and a medical innovation to achieve back pain emancipation.

Bracing muscles located in your low back play a crucial role in this emancipation, to assist you in reaching pain freedom.

Dr. Wheeler's new understanding of treating chronic low back pain required the creation of new labels in aid of understanding. A glossary of this new terminology appears here.

Published in Dr. Sean Speaks

Kansas State University Coach Bill SnyderKansas State University Coach Bill Snyder With the College Football Playoff complete and the 2015 National Championship game now entered into sports history, another significant story emerged during the week's run-up to the Championship Game, centered on Kansas State University Head Football Coach Bill Snyder, now Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder.

Snyder, selected for the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2015, is credited as The Architect of the Greatest Turnaround in College Football History, demonstrated in this video presentation prepared by the Kansas State University Athletics Department.

As another Hall of Fame football coach, Barry Switzer, once stated about Bill Snyder: 

"He's not the coach of the year, he's not the coach of the decade, he's the coach of the century."

With a meticulous approach to his craft and his 16 goals for success, Coach Snyder continues to impact the lives of his student-athletes and so many more.

Here's what newly inducted Hall of Fame Coach Bill Snyder says about Dr. Sean Wheeler, and Dr. Wheeler's soon to be published book UPRISE:

“Coaching Sean as a student-athlete in our football program at Kansas State University allowed me great insight into his capabilities. This very precise, well-written, and passionate book, written for the benefit of others, does not surprise me. UPRISE is meaningful and eye opening.”

Now with Coach Snyder's insights, building on earlier praise for UPRISE from experts such as the alpha doc to professional athletes Dr. James Andrews, award-winning Television Writer and Producer Lynne Litt, and Dr. Marc Valley, who advocates that the healthcare industry — from medical insurance providers to doctors themselves — become familiar with its teachings, UPRISE will soon add a powerful new understanding to the medical treatment of chronic back pain.

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

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Watch as sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler discusses a new entry point label - Body Guitar®for the discussion, diagnosis and treatment of back pain, and how to achieve back pain liberation.

Dr. Wheeler creates the metaphor of how a fine guitar mimics the function of the human spine - the unique human back including the lumbar spine [the low back] - and how both the guitar and the low back require an investment of time throughout the life of each to maintain full effectiveness as instruments of melody.

This new understanding, of the human spine as Body Guitar, is a leading new concept introduced in Dr. Wheeler's extraordinary new book UPRISE, coming in early 2015.

As revealed in UPRISE, whether by the music of a well-played guitar, or by the "song" of the well-lived impactful life, so often the attraction to either hinges upon keeping the instrument - guitar or Body Guitar - in tune.

Published in Dr. Sean Speaks

Sports 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.

This obsession turned passion sparked a medical career investigating pain.

Based on an examination and critique of established medical practice, Dr. Sean's new book, UPRISE, offers a new understanding of the body as the finely tuned instrument it is – as not only your body, but as your Body Guitar, and a new, disruptive medical innovation to achieve back pain liberation

Listen as Dr. Sean discusses the passion behind his UPRISE.

Published in Dr. Sean Speaks

Sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler appreciates music.

He plays the guitar, encourages each of his children to learn about and play a variety of musical instruments, and is leading a rethinking - a healthcare revolution - of how to overcome back pain through a new understanding of the human body as a finely tuned instrument, as your Body Guitar, soon to be detailed in his forthcoming new book UPRISE.

As a music connoisseur and performer, Dr. Wheeler enjoys the music and achievements of a range of artists, including the amazing story of Darlene Love, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted in 2011.

As reported in a number of media, Ms. Love will tonight sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on the “Late Show With David Letterman” for the last time. 

Ms. Love’s annual presentation of this song, which she originally recorded in 1963, is one of several customs that will come to an end when Mr. Letterman departs his CBS program on May 20.

Her association with Mr. Letterman goes back to 1986, when she sang the song on his NBC show, “Late Night,” and continued after he moved to CBS.

Steven Van Zandt, the guitarist and member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, offered a succinct explanation of why Ms. Love has endured in popular music, quoted in The New York Times:

“It’s real simple,” he said with a laugh. “She’s the greatest singer in the world.”

In honor of tonight's final performance, the “Late Show” created a "Best Of" video compilation to Ms. Love performances of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on the Letterman Show in advance of tonight's television performance.

Enjoy the compilation above, and tune in later this evening for Darlene Love's performance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Published in Body Guitar Music

Sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler speaks of the revolution needed in medicine and patient care, by raising these questions on behalf of back pain sufferers everywhere:

Why can't we fix back pain?

As a sufferer, why must I spend my life in back pain?

Why can't anyone tell me why my pain will not improve beyond existing short-term remedies?

The answer, according to Dr. Wheeler, is due to a fundamental flaw within the healthcare profession, in not looking systematically at the human body to fully understand the role of muscles in causing back pain, and their role in achieving long-term sustain back pain relief.

As outlined in his soon-to-be-published new book UPRISE, Dr. Wheeler is preparing to launch a revolution within healthcare, challenging the status quo based on good medicine and a single big idea, to change the constitution of your life, of your body, to achieve back pain liberation.

Look for more in coming weeks on these pages.

Published in NEWS + DISCUSSION

Sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler, has long advocated the power of good posture as part of a plan to overcome chronic low back pain.

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy has become a sensation through her rousing presentation at TED Global 2012 in which she demonstrates how "power posing" - standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident - can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success, as reported in The New York Times.

Power Posing, as advocated by Ms. Cuddy, serves as an example of how a simple mindset, a mindful reorientation, can achieve significant results for those who adopt the thinking, and the doing.

In much the same way, Dr. Wheeler's anticipated new book, UPRISE, will inform readers of how a 180 degree shift in behavior, requiring 180 days to unlearn what you think you know about low back pain, is needed to make room to learn a new understanding of pelvic neutrality and posture to both strengthen and tune your Bracing Muscles:

A new understanding of your body as the finely tuned instrument it is – as not only your body, but as your Body Guitar - to achieve back pain liberation.

Read more of Dr. Cuddy's story, her research and findings in The New York Times and in other media reports

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