Creating Videos Tutorials That Work
I started making video tutorials for the site, and was happy to discover that it helped my patients even more than I’d expected. They were able to remember the coaching, and felt more confident doing the exercises at home when they knew there was a video they could watch. Doing the exercises more often also meant that they felt better faster.
I was honored, excited, and a little self-conscious when I found out that people from around the world, including other doctors, were using the site and finding it helpful.
Many of the people that called or emailed me had already completed the basic exercises on Fix Your Own Back. Now, they were moving better and living with less pain. They had found it helpful. They wanted more.
I got questions like these:
“What exercises are safe for me to do in the gym?”
“What exercises will hurt me?”
“How can I keep playing the sports I love without hurting my back again?”
I wanted to offer more help and resources, so I increased the exercise library, re-launched Fix Your Own Back in 2012, and opened the videos up to everyone.
Try Out the Exercises for Yourself
Fix Your Own Back gives you an organized and simple plan of exercises that will give you relief from lower back pain caused by disc injury. These exercises are the combination of several different lines of research and are safe for a back after disc injury.
To watch these videos and do the exercises now, click the link below.
- My local chiropractor referred me to Dr. Snell’s website in February, after a month of severe lumbar disc pain. When I first found the website I was literally flat on the floor of my living room, unable to move more than a few inches at a time. But I started Dr. Snell’s program that night. I worked carefully through the chapters over the next six months, all the way to the Turkish Get-ups in Chapter 7. Back in February, I could not even walk without terrible pain, and I was terrified that I would never be able to run again. But within six weeks of following Dr. Snell’s program, my pain had mostly disappeared. In May I was able to run slowly again. By June, I was back to my normal running routine. And in September, I ran a 100 mile ultra without even thinking about my back. At the finish line, my family asked about my disc injury and I said, “Oh! Well, I guess it’s all healed!” Thank you Dr. Snell!Amy C.Member
- Dr. Snell's program ended 30 years of endless cycles of chronic low back pain, muscle spasms, sciatica, nerve and muscle atrophy, and its toll on productivity and happiness. The only chagrin I'm left with is how such a simple diagnosis and cure eluded so many doctors.Roger E.Member
- I want to thank you for your online tips for not only myself but for those I will be using with my patients in the future. Five days ago I experienced a different type of lower back pain that was exactly the flexion induced lower back problem you describe on your site. The one thing I had realized is that I had no kept current with best information and rehab information and just thought spinal adjustments were the key to maintaining a healthy spine along with some exercise BUT I did not realize some of the exercises I had been doing and those I had been telling patients to do were wrong. This new information gives me an excited forecast of the future versus a depressed outlook on what the future might hold. So grateful for your site and now excited about the prospect of building a healthy back.Dr. Ed L.Member
- I've only been a subscriber for two weeks, but so far I have been feeling better as a result of doing McKenzie streches. Also doing core strength moves like dead bug and bird dog. Thank you.Amy G.Member
- Thanks to Fix Your Own Back videos, I was able to relieve my crippling pain, thank you for educating us to help ourselves.Jim P.Member
A Huge Thank You to These Leaders
The exercises here are distillations from the scientific literature and from the works of great people like
- Robin McKenzie, PT
- Stuart McGill, PhD
- Vladimir Janda, M.D.
- Pavel Kolar, PT, PhD
- Craig Liebenson, DC
- Gray Cook, PT
- David Butler PT
- Lorimer Moseley, PhD.
These individuals and their research teams have helped provide me with a greater understanding of how to address flexion intolerant, disc–related back pain. My study with these individuals improved my understanding of functional rehabilitation, helped me to better instruct patients, and helped me teach clinicians and doctors how to integrate exercise therapy and functional rehabilitation into practice.