Back Pain

“How to Put an End to Back Pain and Stiffness - Without Taking Painkillers, Without Risking Surgery and Without Having to Wait to See the Doctor!”

 

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If you’ve got lower back pain, stiffness or an ache - it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just “slept awkwardly”, or that it’s just a “spasm” or a bit of stiffness that “everyone” suffers from...

There’s no obvious reason why it happened - perhaps you went on a long back-packing trip, finally started training for that trail race, or following a particularly challenging TNR - but it doesn’t seem to be shifting!

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone - and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Lower Back Pain is THE most common problem that we see in our PT clinic in Cache Valley.  

And when it comes to living with back pain, everybody we see wants to know

“Why is This Happening to Me?”...

or,

“Why Am I Still Suffering With Back Pain After Putting Up With It For 6 Months (Maybe More)?"

Most people think that when they get Back Pain, it’s just going to go away on its own.

That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if back pain never happened… But then 6 months later you’re still living with back pain - often even worse than it was when it came on.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our PT Clinic is when people go to the Doctor's Office, and the Physician tells them to rest and “try these painkillers” and “see how it goes”.

But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t gotten any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This is madness and explains why so many people are suffering with chronic lower back pain.

Has This Type Of Thing Happened To You?

Why else does back pain last longer than it should? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice - but not all of it is credible.

Maybe you think your back pain was caused by doing something - like lifting a heavy pack or sleeping on the ground awkwardly - but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture that caused the muscles in your lower back to become weak and the lifting or the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing - back pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.  Or as one of our favorite client’s states “a life sentence.”

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Back Pain, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

 

1. You thought it would go away on it’s own - but it didn’t

2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers - but the pills did nothing to help your back, and as soon as they wore off the Back pain struck again

3. A family member, or friend, told you that everybody that are active in the outdoors get Back pain as they get older, so you just accepted it

4. You tried other Healthcare Professionals, or a PT in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help

5. You tried YouTube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing, or made your Back pain ten times worse

6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your Back pain was so bad, but all that did was make it feel even more stiff and tight

7. You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term…

 

If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our PT’s here in Cache Valley to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complimentary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

“What Can I Do To Get Rid Of MY Back Pain Quickly?”...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

 

1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people procrastinate for so long, thinking that Back pain will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed… Or it gets worse

2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you ease your Back pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again quick - and make sure that the problems don’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your back even more like some exercises do).

3. Avoid sitting and long periods of rest - ever tried to get up from the sofa after resting for a while, but you struggle because your back feels so painful and tight? That’s because one of the worst things you can do that adds to Back pain is rest, and sit for long periods of time. Too much rest, and sitting in awkward positions makes your back stiff and tight. It would really help if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, alongside hands-on treatment, to get you active and healthy as quickly as possible.

4. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy - PT is proven to help people with low-back pain. In fact at High Country Physical Therapy it’s one of the most common injuries we see. If your back pain is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, keeping you away from the things you love, TNR, crushing a fresh powder day, or making you worried about putting in for an upcoming backcountry hunt, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - Physical Therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible

 

If you would like to know how the PT team at High Country Physical Therapy (clinic in Providence) can help you live with less Back pain - we invite you to start with a completely, no-obligation, risk free appointment.

Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at High Country Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Your Back Pain - In The Next Few Days?”

Here’s just a few of the things our PT Team can do for you:

 
  • We can quickly take away the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of sessions

  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your Back pain once and for all - often inside 20 minutes

  • Pain can “zap” you of energy and limit a peaceful nights sleep - we can help you to enjoy sleeping at night and living with more energy each day

  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery and return to your favorite activities  

  • We can help you put an end to taking all of those painkillers that are no good for your health long-term

  • We can help you avoid dangerous spinal surgery - and painful injections

  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!

  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that back pain has stolen from you

  • We can help you to finally get a good night’s sleep without tossing and turning trying to find that one position that feels right

  • We can help you to sit more comfortably and walk longer than 15 minutes without your back feeling weak and painful or like it is going to “give-way”...

  • We can get you back in the hills doing what you love pain free

 

Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of chronic back pain

“Hear From Happy Clients of High Country Physical Therapy”

After hurting my back training for fire season, I developed recurring, nagging back pain that stuck with me me for over two years. My fitness level slipped as my training program was repeatedly interrupted by re-injury...sometimes, I had to walk with a cane or pull myself out of bed with only my arms because my back was so seized up. Finally, my lower back seized from a lying yoga pose and I couldn’t get out of the pose or stand up. I decided then and there to get a PT. I found Brett, and we clicked right away because he understood my goals, frustrations, and underlying issues. Most importantly, he taught me how to manage my injury in the short-term while building my own programming to facilitate long-term healing. Brett wants to help people live better and see them move on from therapy, not take their money and create “repeat customers.” He gave me the tools to get back on track with training and finally start fixing these nagging problems at the source by building strength and balance. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.
— Adrian B. 20's
“I sought Dr. Brett Petersen’s help when acute lower back pain and a subtle limp turned into crippling sciatic pain from a sacroiliac joint injury. After helping me reduce the pain and regain mobility, Brett provided me with valuable exercises to retrain and improve my daily movements to strengthen the musculature supporting the joint, and prevent future injury. Not only did he help me walk again, but I was able to return to training horses, skiing, snowboarding, heavy lifting, and toddler wrangling. I am forever grateful for Dr. Brett Petersen’s expertise, professionalism, and kindness.”
— Elizabeth T. 30's
Nearly five years ago I was on a canoeing trip in Star Valley, Wyoming. One of the canoes in our group capsized and was stuck in front of boulders. As I lifted the canoe and twisted, I felt a pain in my lower back. The pain got progressively worse year after year. Prior to this injury I enjoyed running and had completed 3 marathons and several relays. Over the years the pain became quite debilitating. Standing, sitting, walking and even sneezing hurt. I went to a chiropractor, pain specialist and tried other self-help techniques. None of these options worked to my satisfaction. A couple of months ago I saw a Facebook ad for High Country Physical Therapy. I appreciated the helpful tips offered at this site and especially the complimentary initial visit to consult with a physical therapist. My wife and I met Brett Petersen. He listened intently and outlined a plan to help get rid of the pain. Over the next few weeks Brett helped me strengthen my back and significantly reduce the pain. I continue to do home exercises and see improvement each day. Brett started me on a return-to-run protocol which has allowed me to gradually get back to running pain-free. I’m grateful I found Brett! He’s very knowledgeable, patient and personable. I highly recommend Brett Petersen.
— Tom D. 40's
I was very impressed with Dr. Petersen. I hurt my back and was very concerned that it could be a lasting injury. He took the time to describe what was going on and I how I could best help it heal. I really liked that my time with him wasn’t rushed and his willingness to answer all my concerns and questions. I went from barely moving when I walked in his clinic to attending a Zumba class in 3 days.
— Emily M. 30's