This web site is dedicated to providing access to evidence-based information and quality products that assist in preventing and rehabilitating back pain. With Dr. McGill’s latest books and videos, those people wishing to achieve optimal performance from their backs are able to find out about the latest research and approaches.
“Professor McGill describes movement and exercise strategies to fix back pain with real examples. He describes a self assessment that reveals why people have back pain, and why they have failed to reduce back pain. Then he describes how to avoid pain allowing the pain sensitivity to subside. Then he discusses back pain exercises proven to build a pain free foundation for movement. Lower back pain is not a life sentence. Once aware of the cause of back pain, specific back exercise strategies are used to build pain free and healthy backs.”
There are 4 books which are all different. Learn which book is best for you. Back Mechanic will guide you through self assessment then teach specific exercises like the McGill Big 3 matched to your specific pain. Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance (6th Edition-2017) gives the latest scientific evidence on back pain exercise – what helps, and what hurts, and why.
If sitting creates back discomfort you have a highly sensitized back, or tissue damage, or both. Avoiding this pain trigger will reduce the pain sensitivity. Avoidance of the pain triggers is part of the strategy to de-sensitize back pain throughout the day as evidenced in Back Mechanic.
Bill Parisi / Director of Strength Coaching Association, National Football League.
“Dr. Stuart McGill has performed more ground-breaking research than anyone else. His 350+ published studies on back pain and enhancing performance has revolutionized the fitness industry on how we train the core and create top level performance. His books and programs have been life changing for me, my athletes and anyone I share his information with. And it will be life changing for you as well!”
Ed O’Neill / Actor and Star of “Modern Family” and “Married with Children”
“I had low back problems affecting my ability to work and enjoy life. Then I found Stuart McGill and his book Back Mechanic. I was guided on things to do (and not do) and my pain is gone. Professor McGill just makes sense. And he backs it up with science not guess work. I’m giving him and his book Back Mechanic the highest recommendation.”
Blaine Sumner / “Champion of Champions” IPF world record holder and highest Wilks score in powerlifting history
Before understanding Dr. McGill’s work, I thought my back injury meant the end of my lifting career. Since absorbing all of his knowledge and applying the lessons in this book to my daily life, my career has been restored. I am stronger than ever – and taking my back health to new heights.
John Hofman / CSCS-D, MS, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Sacramento Fire Department
We have implemented many of your methods and have seen our back injuries decline from roughly $40,000 per claim to $10,000 per claim. Our overall injuries have dropped from roughly $1.2 mil to $750,000.”
Thank you again
Ed V. MD
I am a physician. I have never read a more straightforward and lucid book (Back Mechanic) on back injuries and how to manage them than yours. Thanks for the wonderful work you have done that has helped so many people, me included.
From a pain management doctor:
Have reviewed your material…Excellent. Really. Thanks.
The present healthcare system (esp. back pain management) makes me sick. Backs are lined up by the “pain” specialists and epidural steroids slammed in with great remuneration and little benefit. It is also completely UNauditable.
I have always believed that eventually the public will get the message…if they only spent as much time on researching their health as they do when buying a used car then the world would be a better place. However patients (in pain or otherwise) are only thinking with their brainstem.