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Chronic Back Pain Fitness Coach X-Ray

Who is Tom?

I’m a guy who has learned how to overcome chronic pain with posture and exercise.


I’ve had chronic back pain since I was 10 years old. I remember being in school and squirming in my seat because my back was hurting. Over the years I’ve gone to several doctors, did physical therapy, and went to a chiropractor, but none of these experts analyzed my posture, reviewed my movement, asked me questions about my lifestyle, or provided a specific cause for my pain.


When I was 21 a doctor diagnosed me with degenerative disc disease [see x-ray] and said I had the back of an old man. When I asked him for help, he told me to “avoid lifting weights, running, and jumping, and hopefully it won’t get worse.” I followed his advice and my pain was about the same. I’ve had similar experiences with doctors prescribing rest for shin splints, knee pain, and shoulder pain.


Now I know it’s not their fault - most doctors are not qualified. They provide quick solutions that the market wants - drugs and surgery - and they’re taught to handle emergency situations, not chronic pain. I’ve since learned “degenerative disc disease” is not a disease and there’s no such thing as “nonspecific back pain.” These diagnoses mean they don’t know the cause of your pain. There’s always a cause for your pain, and if a doctor can't find it, they lack expertise.

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My Training Philosophy

My purpose in life is to teach and empower others. My mission is to share my story and help thousands of people overcome chronic pain.


Over the last ten years, I’ve invested tens-of-thousands of dollars into my education, read hundreds of books, spent thousands of hours training clients, and learned from some of the top fitness professionals in the world. I use my personal journey and decade of experience to help clients overcome their chronic pain by focusing their efforts on what matters most.


I’ve learned that chronic pain is almost always made worse by one particular motion, posture, or load that the individual unknowingly repeats over and over. More than anything, I’m a teacher, and I educate and empower my clients to take back control of their lives and live pain-free.


If you’re currently in pain, get a diagnosis from your doctor. Follow their recommendation, and if you still have pain, book a consultation to work with me directly. I help clients build muscle, lose fat, increase strength, and get more mobile while addressing the specific causes of chronic pain. 


There is nothing more valuable than your health. It’s time to stop settling for less and upgrade your quality of life!

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