Is this you?
"My back pain has stopped me from hitting the gym/workout class and its killing me."
"I just can't do what I used to do because of my back pain"
"I went to the chiropractor and they just cracked me but didn't tell me what's going on"
"I am just not the same athlete anymore because of my back."
If any of this sounds like you, read on my friend and see how you can become pain free FAST and get back to your active lifestyle.
You are not alone
Here's the bottom line:
We see so many people who are just like you!
This is because low back pain is among the most common conditions as around 80% of the population will experience it at one point in their lifetime.
Here is the best part:
You do not need to depend on painkillers, rest or even surgery to overcome your struggles!
Finding ways to remain active while pain free will help you not only overcome your ache or pains, but it will allow you to become more resilient and avoid future injury.
If this sounds like something you are interested in click the button below to talk to a doctor about your story now!
Live the active, healthy lifestyle you desire free of painkillers!
Your struggles with back pain is not forever and you are NOT broken.
There are many reasons why your back pain keeps coming back and/or stops you from playing with the kids, being productive at work, from being active with your significant others.
Why your back pain keeps coming back
Here are some common concerns we hear from our patients about their back pain:
"Do I really need to avoid all activity"
Though you will need to make some changes to allow some things to calm down, that does not mean completely resting.
Actually, complete rest has shown to be harmful and can make recovery process of low back pain longer. If you are anything like us, then this is GREAT news.
But let's be clear here. This doesn't mean suck it up and keep doing what you are doing. It is a long and sometimes difficult road to balancing out how to stay active yet modify your movements to allow healing.
This is why finding a doctor who can help guide you in this process is a MUST.
"Is sitting causing my back pain?"
This all comes down to how your body responds and tolerates to sitting. You may have a certain posture that feels better to be in while sitting or maybe you can tolerate sitting for only a certain amount of time.
If this gives you a hard time, an easy way to avoid back pain while sitting is to take breaks by standing or taking a quick minute walk.
If you can't get up and walk around, try this one out and see if you can break that pain cycle (if it helps symptoms, do it often like every hour type of often).
"My doctor told me I shouldn't squat"
This is definitely not the case. This is a severe over generalization.
You may not be going ass-to-grass, but there are many ways to modify squatting to make it tolerable. Even if the squat itself is not tolerable it can usually be re-introduced into activity pretty quick if done correctly.
Here are some great modifications that get the same benefits of training that are safer for the low back.
"Do I just need to sit more upright?"
Here is the thing, a posture that is bad for you may be good for someone else.
This all depends on how your body responds to certain positions. This makes the physical assessment extremely important as it dictates your treatment plan.
"I feel like I just need to stretch my hamstring!"
Often times low back pain that you are feeling accompanies a sensation of tightness in the back of the leg. That tightness is often a result of a protection mechanism to protect nerves in the leg that connect to the low back.
That being said, stretching the hamstring will also pull on those nerves. So if your tightness is related to your low back pain you are doing far more harm than good.
Yes, it may feel good on the muscle in the short term but it will often follow with increased low back symptoms that were even worse than before.
Long story short, avoid stretching your hamstrings until you have a thorough assessment by a doctor who can confidently tell you your hamstring tightness and low back pain are not related.
How we can help you today!
We help people like you overcome your back pain FAST and get back to living the active and healthy lifestyle you want. We help you learn how to take your health into your OWN hands.
How do we do this you ask?
This is what you can expect from us:
We take time to listen to your story, your specific goals and expectations.
We evaluate what body parts are giving you a painful response.
We assess how you move and habits that are attributing to your pain.
We will provide you with a management plan that is catered to YOUR goals.
If any of this sounds like something that you are going through and would like the help and guidance, we got you!
We take the time to listen to your story and provide you with solutions to be more mobile, free of painkillers and spend more time with your loved ones without the fear/worry of pain.
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