Ellen's chiropractor has a tall order for the talk-show host: she can't cross her legs! See how Ellen feels about the diagnosis.

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Sophie
402 days ago

I have the same problem. I had stopped crossing my legs for a while. But now I've been doing it again. Sorry for my back.

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406 days ago

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Lauri Tanner
685 days ago

I was so surprised to see the headline of this video clip about not crossing legs when sitting!

More than a year ago, when Ellen was having various back problems, and also when she ended up in the hospital bed on the show, I composed a detailed letter to let her know that one significant reason why she might have ongoing back problems was because she crosses her legs when she sits.

I learned that info from both my special 'back yoga' teacher and my chiropractor, but I thought the Ellen team might not pay attention to such an obscure comment, so I never mailed it in... Now I'm so glad to see this episode, since that's the message I wanted to send her!

By the way, I also learned about not crossing your legs from an incredible injury prevention teacher named Dr. Judith B. (Judy) Alter, whom I studied with privately in LA and who taught for many years at UCLA. I strongly recommend Ellen & the team check out her amazing books: "Surviving Exercise" and "Stretch and Strengthen", and work privately with her as well if possible. Judy saved me from knee surgeries decades ago when I was a runner, and I taught her methods to hundreds of athletes, yoga teachers, etc. over many years.

Best wishes!
Lauri

PS. Happy Anniversary to Ellen & Portia - love you both!

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Irene Sosa
685 days ago

Ellen! u truly live my moto!!!
let's build instead of break, let's support instead of reject, let's accept instead of judge, let's believe instead of give up, let's sing instead of cry, let's love instead of hurt...
Hugggiessssssssss!!!!!!!

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