THP 013 – A Holistic Approach To Chronic Back Pain


Chris York is a licensed osteopath practicing in Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand.

Chris practiced as a traditional osteopath for nearly a decade at which point he fell ill and was unable to work.

During  Chris’s journey back to health, he found that osteopathy alone wasn’t enough, and so he broadened his views and eventually regained his health applying a combination of nutrition, stress management, and manually therapy. Since regaining his health, Chris has been enthusiastically sharing what he learned with his patients allowing them to also recover from chronic and debilitating back pain.

Getting In Touch With Chris York

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Show Notes:

[4:00] – How Chris started working holistically as an osteopath

[10:55] – The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

[12:50] – The challenges of changing from a traditional/mechanical approach to osteopath to a holistic way of working

[19:00] – The types of patients who require more than just mechanical therapy

[21:00] – The framework that Chris is using to work with patients who are suffering from chronic back pain

[22:30] – The importance of nutrition and digestive health in chronic pain cases

[26:10] – Buteyko breathing a method of stress and pain management

[34:30] – Why is sleep so critical in the healing of chronic pain?

[38:00] – Setting the framework for a long-term treatment strategy

[40:35] – The best exercise for back pain