Back Pain Treatment, Prevention and Insights from Leading Spine Expert Dr. Stuart McGill #346


According to the NIH, 8 out of 10 people are affected by back pain at some point in their lives…

I’ve seen it in those who are quite sedentary, as well as in my most high-performing, active clients.

As with most problems, however, there is an effective framework and process that can lead to a solution.  And, so, I went to see the world’s foremost expert in assessing, diagnosing, and treating back pain…

Today on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Stuart McGill, who is THE go-to expert for high performers who experience back pain, and for the most difficult cases of back pain.

Dr. McGill spent 30 years as a professor at the University of Waterloo, where he is a distinguished professor emeritus. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people and enhance both injury resilience and performance.

Dr. McGill now operates as the Chief Science Officer of his BackFitPro Inc. clinic, where I was lucky enough to record this in-person interview.

We discuss everything from the affect of muscle hypertrophy on joints, to the different pain patterns that present in various sports and activities (and how to address them), to the mindset of elite athletes…

If you (like me), are fascinated by how the human body works – this one’s for you.

You’ll learn:

  • The Mechanics of Muscle Hypertrophy and Effects on Joints
  • How the Mindset of Elite Athletes Affects Pain and Performance
  • What is Required of the Spine in Different Sport Settings
  • How Spinal Joint Architecture Aids in Specific Activities
  • How to Understand Pain Triggers to Navigate and Manage Back Pain

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Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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