Chronic Low Back Pain

As people age, bone strength and muscle elasticity and tone tend to decrease. The discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility, which decreases their ability to cushion the vertebrae.

Pain can occur when, for example, someone lifts something too heavy or overstretches, causing a sprain, strain, or spasm in one of the muscles or ligaments in the back. If the spine becomes overly strained or compressed, a disc may rupture or bulge outward. This rupture may put pressure on one of the more than 50 nerves rooted to the spinal cord that control body movements and transmit signals from the body to the brain. When these nerve roots become compressed or irritated, back pain results.

Low back pain may reflect nerve or muscle irritation or bone lesions. Most low back pain follows injury or trauma to the back, but pain may also be caused by degenerative conditions such as arthritis or disc disease, osteoporosis or other bone diseases, viral infections, irritation to joints and discs, or congenital abnormalities in the spine. Obesity, smoking, weight gain during pregnancy, stress, poor physical condition, posture inappropriate for the activity being performed, and poor sleeping position also may contribute to low back pain. Additionally, scar tissue created when the injured back heals itself does not have the strength or flexibility of normal tissue. Buildup of scar tissue from repeated injuries eventually weakens the back and can lead to more serious injury.

I have found that the cause of low back pain problems in most of my clients originate from structural and postural problems. When left untreated, chronic low back pain can lead to pain in other parts of the body, as well as reducing clients’ activities and quality of life.

With NFR treatments, many if not all of my clients report increased range of motion, reduced spasticity, and reduction or elimination of chronic low back pain.


This is a technique unlike any I have ever experienced, and I have had many different massages and treatments.After a session my body felt lighter and areas of chronic tension (such as my neck and lower back) had disappeared.Iwas able to lay flatter and stand taller. I work as a primary physician. I treat many patients with musculoskeletal problems. I believe this technique could benefit individuals with chronic pain. I sincerely hope Mr. Remes will teach this technique to others and I want to thank him for sharing it with me.

— Sylvia R. James, M.D.


Gary explained what was going on with my back and neck pain And I left pain free.   

 Brenda Smith


Dear Gary, I hope you remember me. Surely, I know I will remember you as having made a positive effect on my life. Your healing hands gave back to me range of motion in my neck and freedom from pain in my lower back, which I have not felt for a long, long time. I have a deep appreciation for the impact you have made on me and the impact it has created in my life. I believe in Bashert. Had I not tried your NFR our paths would have not crossed. Therefore, I have come to one conclusion that the only solution for me is to return to Boulder for your most magical manipulation. I will look forward to seeing you again. You make a difference to the lives you touch … one person at a time!

— Gratefully yours, Emily Kay


Gary found the source of my back pain and it is gone! He was very professional. I will be back.

— Jen Holiday


“I have chronic orthopedic issues stemming from childhood illness and, as a result, have been to more massage therapists than I can possibly count. Gary, however, stands alone with his unique approach that doesn’t just alleviate symptoms, but actually changes body mechanisms with noticeable results after just one session. In addition, I found the profound compassion Gary has for the suffering of his clients to be truly touching. Living in an area where massage therapists are so prevalent, I thought I’d seen it all, but this truly gifted, intuitive, and innovative healer has renewed my hope in the level of healing my body is capable of achieving.”                             

— Stephanie Hobbs