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DR. NATHAN KADLECEK, PT

Is a physical therapist committed to providing high quality health information, largely focused on lower back pain and the gross overuse of diagnostic imaging, medication, surgery, low quality treatment methods, and the over-diagnosis of pain conditions. He’s also a powerlifter, pain nerd, macro-scale thinker, and wants to help you think differently about pain, healthcare, and life.

Should I Squat When I Have Lower Back Pain?

Does it hurt? Then no, you shouldn't squat in the MANNER in which you're doing it. You should still try to change a few things up though... 1. Decrease the weight2. Change your stance width3. Change from low bar to high bar or vice versa.4. Try front squats or goblet...

Can A Bad Mattress Cause Lower Back Pain?

Whether or not someone needs to change their mattress is one of the most common questions I get. The short answer is, probably not (although it's possible). I'm going to share a few things that you should be addressing before you decide to go buy a $2,000 mattress...

Does Gabapentin Work For Sciatica?

Short answer: For some yes, for some no. As with most medication, it depends on you. This is a conversation to have with your doctor, especially if you're having negative side effects. Side effects of gabapentin can include fatigue, brain-fog, and balance...

What Causes Lower Back Pain Part 2?

There are a few “conditions” that i’ll share below that are complete nonsense. You’re not “stupid” for believing these, a multitude of practitioners still peddle in falsehoods (unknowingly) and outdated treatment paradigms. I’m not going to go into full detail into...

Should I Squat When I Have Lower Back Pain?

Does it hurt? Then no, you shouldn't squat in the MANNER in which you're doing it. You should still try to change a few things up though... 1. Decrease the weight2. Change your stance width3. Change from low bar to high bar or vice versa.4. Try front squats or goblet...

Can A Bad Mattress Cause Lower Back Pain?

Whether or not someone needs to change their mattress is one of the most common questions I get. The short answer is, probably not (although it's possible). I'm going to share a few things that you should be addressing before you decide to go buy a $2,000 mattress...

Does Gabapentin Work For Sciatica?

Short answer: For some yes, for some no. As with most medication, it depends on you. This is a conversation to have with your doctor, especially if you're having negative side effects. Side effects of gabapentin can include fatigue, brain-fog, and balance...

What Causes Lower Back Pain Part 2?

There are a few “conditions” that i’ll share below that are complete nonsense. You’re not “stupid” for believing these, a multitude of practitioners still peddle in falsehoods (unknowingly) and outdated treatment paradigms. I’m not going to go into full detail into...