95 thoughts on “Back Pain? NEVER Do This In the Morning”

  1. Thanks so much for these videos, Bob and Brad. You're really helping me reduce stiffness and pain. Very much appreciated.

  2. It's good to see Bob and Brad get away from the Purewave massager from Pado. I have one and that thing sucks. Also, the battery now dies after 15 minutes.

  3. Glad to know, I've been doing the right things. Lol. I've learned quite a bit from your videos. Really has helped me. Thanks!

  4. I suffered with lower back pain for most of my 30's and into my 40's. It was worst first thing in the morning. Today in my 60's I have little to none after making some changes. We got rid of our waterbed which is always too soft no matter how much water you add, and I also stretch before I get out of bed in the morning, doing the roll to one side and slide my legs off of the bed as you demonstrated here. For the past 8+ years I've been sleeping on a Sleep Number bed which was a huge game changer. I love that I can adjust it to whatever firmness I need. No more backache in the morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I like your YouTube shows and I appreciate you efforts to help us thank you. I have arthritis in my knees and my feet. Along with my hands. Possibly arthritis in my lower back I don't know but I do have pain and discomfort in my lower back. I have shoulder issues and elbow issues. so am I asking for suggestions.
    When I get up in the morning I roll over to my left side normally and I push up straight up with my left arm the sitting position. and then I try to stand straight up without meaning for word.
    So I work on lateral leg lifts everyday. Also work on laying on my stomach and raising my legs up. Course I always do ankle circles and squares and what not. Also do upper body lifts laying on my stomach in bed belt pinned soda speed into the bed.
    So mainly if you can help me reduce my back pain. How it would help me function so much more. So I'm only 59 and some people say still young. Thank you Bob and Brad

  6. Sometimes I get tight muscles and need to stretch out my back in the morning. So I do a forward fold and breath deeply a few times. Really helps me out.

  7. I assume this is the reason it seems most fitness articles push for exercising in the afternoon instead of the morning (although in recent years they've finally taken a better approach by recommending you go with what works for you). In any case, it's good info to know. And by the way, I don't watch your vids to worry about your grammar, pronunciation or Latin skills. I just like to learn all the muscle/joint/bone info I can get from your instructional videos. So kudos!

  8. I have a full pull up rack in my bedroom.

    I hang on it every morning. My back feels so much better. Let gravity fix your back

  9. Bob,.. Brad,.. but you guys just had that morning stretch video where you hold your knee to your chest (which I do every morning. I actually hold both knees to my chest). Seems opposite of what youโ€™re saying here?

    I feel alot of pressure in my lower back when I do this. I kind of like how it feels. But donโ€™t want to do any harm. What do you think?

  10. I wish you guys have one of those cartoony X-ray screens that you walk behind and it shows all your bones. idk, I'm tired.

  11. You two are the best. I've been getting out if bed by rolling onto my side then sitting up and it really helps. I have severe lower back pain which effects the way I walk so I really am careful about bending to much in the morning. Your videos are so informative. Thank you for giving so much great advice and how to help ourselves right at home. You two always have the best information which is so helpful. I'm grateful for all your suggestion and all the knowledge you share. Thank you Bob and Brad.

  12. Thank you so much Bob and Brad. Your videos and explanations are so helpful . I struggle with this especially in the colder weather we have during the winters in the UK. ANNEMARIE

  13. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. You really helped me with Sciatic nerve, since then I watching all your videos. I love how you present different scenarios and provide solutions.

  14. Anybody have any tips for how to pull yourself from the bed up to a standing position without hurting your back? I hurt my back (L5 – S1 and sciatica) every day just getting up ๐Ÿ™ And forget trying to put on socks, I've given up wearing them. Period…. and I have slip-on shoes without laces, makes life easier for me

  15. With my family… first thing in morning straightening up their mess I probably bend over first thing in morning ., like 20 times!! I am in such pain- Iโ€™m going to sit amongst the mess and watch news or something starting TODAY! Love you guys ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

  16. I love watching your videos. You guys are almost the Click and Clack of PT. Very informative and fun to watch. My only request would be to relax and breathe before you start recording. Sometimes you talk so fast you're hard to understand.

  17. Shoes on in bed?๐Ÿ˜Ž Remember the pants on first, etc… (Just joking with you! ) I woke up last night again, having a terrible headache , and neck/shoulder pain and stiffness, got out of bed after a while, turned on my laptop, and there you were with a neck video!! Very useful information…I think my dad has been doing all his stretches wrong, especially the neck ones๐Ÿ˜” Is now 83, and having all kinds of problems with his neck/head (not all related to wrong stretching ofcourse, but some may be?) Ittยดs so good to have reminders for stretching, PERIOD, because so often one somehow forgets, until the pain and stiffness is already bad. Greetings from Finland! ๐Ÿ‘‹โ˜ƒโ„๐ŸŽ„

  18. Brad, gotta be chilly way up there! Rarely see you in a long sleeve. Sending warmth and sunshine from way down south! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. The only reason I'm still walking is the fact that I've rolled and then slid out of bed every morning for at least a decade, maybe two. There was one very long period I could not tolerate being in a bed, I had to sleep in an electric recliner. That was after I had a near death fall on my basement stairs. Sleeping on a flat surface hurt way too much. And I avoid using my hands in any meaningful way for at least an hour; I most definitely use both hands to pour and hold coffee. I didn't realize my disc swell at night but it makes sense as everything else seems to swell at night, especially my hands. LOL. I tell people to ignore all grunts and noises I make until I've been up for a while. This explains so much to me and I feel even more prepared to go and talk to my doctor this month; yet another evaluation. Oh what fun. I'm still trying to figure out a complete routine. The five minute videos help remind me of many things. A good thing too. My memory is getting old.

  20. I just found your channel a few days ago. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I have osteoporosis in my left hip and have been having flare ups.

  21. "In the morning you find out you're real stiff"
    Yes, I understand how that would put a lot of stress on my spine. I guess I should have a cold shower first thing.

  22. Used to like those guys. Not anymore. They are now corrupt doing commercials and advertising stuff they get paid for. Grrrrrrr.

  23. For long I had a very bad back and finally after a lot of consulations at the doctor I met this guy who was talking about the "most common" problem for back pain.

    He said the most common reason was bad posture and I had to work out more to fix it, BUT he also told me to get one of these

    https://www.poserevamp.com/products/spine-posture-corrector , for when I was not training. It would correct my posture when I was about to lean my self or do something stupid with my body.

    After a couple of days I started to see the results and honestly I would recommend people to give it a try.

    I have nothing to do with the shop, you can probatly find it somewhere else, but it was here I bought it.

    Maybe it is baloony, but for me it worked.


  24. Rofl! You forget that some of us will invariably remember the don't dos without the don't. And then there's the ornery streak that rebelles when you say this is what you Have to listen to. Love you guys, you have helped me tremendously with pain relief.

  25. ๐Ÿ’•Thank you so much for that explanation, it explains a lot !! But isnโ€™t stretching good in the morning? Your videos are very informative & entertaining ๐Ÿ˜

  26. I love the props! How about if one just sort of rolls out of bed and ends up on all fours like I did this morning, LOL!

  27. Love you guys but you gotta learn to get to the point quickly to help people. Five minutes into an 8 minute vid is waaaaay to long. Make a short intro so thereโ€™s not so much pointless jibber jabber noise at the beginning. Just a thought.

  28. Thank you gents always!
    Multiple co-workers thru the years call in with a "stuck back" while brushing teeth- the final spit with head close to sink part. While I've been blessed to NOT experience that I started experiencing double sciatica (both legs) and shingles in one year. So you've both helped me maintain my sanity & not rip out my hair. Gracias!

  29. Bob, you lie on the couch today; you lay on the couch yesterday; you have lain on the couch many times; you were laid on the couch…wait! That canโ€™t be right–this grammar stuff is so confusing.

  30. Is it OK that I "rock" back and forth while leaning against the countertop as I make my morning coffee? I hear thumping and feel tension in the muscles, I don't bend far, just kinda rock…front-back-left-right, limbering up to start the day.

  31. My back is fine in the morning but as the day goes on it starts hurting more and more till by the time I go to bed, its killing me and sometimes I can't get comfortable or go to sleep for a while.

  32. i have been bedridden for almost -3 yrs. i thought i had a pinched nerve in my left leg. cant stand up straight w/out major pain. i have just been diagnosed with lumbar spine stenosis. i know there is the surgery option. but is there anything else that can be done to get some function back in my leg and i can stand up w/out intense pain? would deep tissue or any other kind of massage help? chiropractor? acupuncture? thank you

  33. Thanks so much for all this info! 3 months ago I was in a car accident. I have two herniated discs in my lumbar and 4 minor bulges in my cervical. After I received injections my cervical pain has gotten worse, drastically. Some of the exercises for the lumbar spine I canโ€™t do because of my right arm. Iโ€™m extremely weak in that arm. Any tips on exercises that I can do that wonโ€™t aggravate the cervical or lumbar pain? Or vise versa??

  34. Thanks so much for this very valuable tip – one Iโ€™m definitely passing on to my grandchildren and kids! Iโ€™m from the old school (Jane Fonda) era that believed in โ€œno pain, no gainโ€ (high impact aerobics, etc.) and pushed my body a lot and have certainly paid the price! I wish youโ€™d been around in 1992 when I was first injured. Thanks again – Merry Christmas to you and yours from a grateful viewer!

  35. Bob & Brad: Question: Where do you keep your shoes and slippers at night? My bed is tall enough that I can't reach either without some bending, and I have no chair in the room.

    btw, if you have built up your core, you can sit up safely. (You will also probably not have back/posture problems to begin with.) Raise your straightened legs as far toward your head as possible,, stiffen your trunk, swing your legs slowly downward while tensing abdomen and thighs.. Unless you are very top heavy, once your legs are ~15 degrees past the vertical, your body will start to pivot upward on your butt. Do not try this if your back or abdomen is sore.

  36. you guys work so well together and have good business chemistry on your channel. So grateful for you . I'm currently doing a marathon of your videos

  37. I'm 70 socks shoes forget it I use small little elastic cords on my lace shoes,boots..I can put my right sock on not my left,injury..I hav a humongous,shoehorn I use for right sock.I bend my knees up and roll from side to side slowly then hold my legs on side for 10 count arms out and head in opposite direction…when I awake.

  38. Lyme disease also typically causes extreme back and joint pain in the morning, degenerative disc disease and arthritis. Lyme patients have back and joint pain any time of the day, but it can be especially severe upon waking in the morning. I rarely see doctors of any discipline address the Lyme disease and co-infections epidemic, but it's estimated that there are one million new cases every year in the US alone. When the cause of back pain isn't aging or injury, but inflammation and deterioration due to chronic infection, that needs to be addressed or nothing the patient does will help much.

    I have found a bit of relief with some of your tips and exercises. The lumbar support roll helps, as does sleeping on my side with my back straight. When I had a flare-up of inflammation in my hip joint, some of your hip exercises helped relieve the pain. I watch you gentlemen regularly. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with the public.

  39. I have a stiff back in the mornings and have hurt it badly in the mornings. I have reduced this stiffness significantly by doing cat cows as soon as I get off bed. This has increased my morning mobility and functionality. But I have to warn that I donโ€™t have any structural issues like herniated disks or such.

  40. Thanks for this information. Never thought of why morning was so painful on the back.

    You two bring everything down to a very simple explanation. And I love your coffee mugs and green ball. Thanks

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