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72: Back Pain Exercises + Back Tips for Vacation (After Major Surgery)

October 23, 2019

After a major back surgery six years ago from chronic back pain, I am now able to travel the world. In this podcast episode, I discuss how I went from spending six days in the hospital after getting three discs replaced from degenerative disc disease which included all kinds of new ‘equipment’ in my back to traveling to 35 countries in 27 months. I struggled with my back pain since my late teen years, played through the pain in my D1 basketball days, struggled in my 20’s to stay active, and then finally had enough in my early 30’s. I will discuss not only the exercise that changed my life but also the other factors that play a part in the pain on vacations like hydration, food, and even beer. If you have ever struggled with back issues during vacation, listen in as I give tips to help you get your life back. This is an important episode for me as I know how many people have asked me about my recovery process and I want to continue to share how I made it through. Links Mentioned in the Episode: Watch the video of my daily exercises to relieve back pain: https://youtu.be/sHO5y4WvLSs The book that changed my life by Dr. Eric Goodman.  Eating is also a major factor in back pain. Read Eat to Live to understand more about inflammation.  The Foundation Training Instagram post of my back equipment - An awesome overview of Foundation Training. Be sure to subscribe to the channel as well. Watch the World Barber Shop Adventures on Amazon Prime now. Check out all of the details at POLICE: Brotherhood in Uniform Around the World. Sign up for our Newsletter to get the latest tips in Travel and hear about our weekly visits around the world.