Back Pain

“How To Put An End To Your Back Pain, Get Stronger, & Stay Active, WITHOUT Risking Surgery, WITHOUT Relying On Pain Pills, & WITHOUT Missing Out On The Activities You Love.

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This Page Is Perfect For You If…

  • You want to know what are the “correct exercises” to do for back pain.
  • You’re worried about back pain that sticks around, no matter what you’ve tried.
  • You’re worried about the discs, or arthritis in your back that was shown on an image.
  • You have back stiffness that makes it hard to move well.
  • You would like to avoid taking pills, or having surgery for your back pain. 

If any of the above sounded familiar, continue reading to find out the solutions to your back pain, and what 3 mistakes to avoid when getting it treated.

What’s Wrong With My Back?

To help you understand what might be wrong with your back, we’ll take our client Doug for example. Doug works as a contractor, and needs a healthy back to make a living. He has young kids that he needs to keep up. His back was a big problem for him. He wasn’t able to work as much as he needed to, and he wasn’t able to keep up with his kids. At one point his kids innocently teased him that he may need a wheelchair before long. He was frustrated because he had been battling back pain for 20+ years. He would go to a chiropractor for treatment, and it would get better, but then a few months later it always seemed to come back. His MD just wanted to prescribe him medication, but he wanted a solution, not something to mask the problem. He had been to several PT’s and they always gave him the same exercises. He felt like he was just spinning his wheels because nothing seemed to work long term. Eventually his back started to bother him when he was sleeping, so he never felt fully rested. This left him tired, irritated, and unable to do the work he needed to provide for his family, and he didn’t know what to do next.

Click The Video Below To Hear It From Doug

Has any of this happened to you?

By the time Doug came to us, he had tried everything from YouTube exercises to surgery, and even a few other physical therapists. 

When we first met Doug we found out what others had missed so many times before. 


Mistake #1: Focusing only on one body part.
 

Believe it or not, Doug’s back pain kept coming back because of his hips and ribcage not moving how they were supposed to. His body also had the tendency to use the wrong muscles to stabilize his spine. This was forcing the big back muscles to work double time. When the hips and stabilizing muscles don’t do their job, the big muscles stiffen up. This causes the joints to get stiff. That’s usually why massage and chiropractic work only last temporarily. The massage helps the stiff muscles, and the chiropractic work helps the stiff joints, but neither of those focuses on the “root problem.” 

When you focus on just what’s happening at the pain point, you’re focusing on the symptom, not the cause. It’s often a combination of what’s happening at the back, hips, ribcage, and pelvis. 

We developed a plan to help Doug’s back to heal by first identifying everything that was CAUSING the pain to keep coming back. This helps us to avoid mistake #2: cookie cutter treatments.

Mistake #2: Cookie Cutter Treatments

There are 45 muscles that attach to the low back and pelvis. Everyone’s case is different. Some people have hip pain, along with their back pain, others have back pain. Some people have disc injury, others have nerve irritation. Every case is completely different, and it should be explained to you exactly how each exercise is going to get you better. 

Mistake #3: Not Having A Good Outcome In Mind

Where Doug had struggled in the past, was the plan was always about the back pain. When the pain was less, treatment would stop. Then he would get back to going to work and it would slowly creep back in. 

His real outcome was being able to work, play with his kids, and travel with his wife, without being limited by back pain. He wanted to be able to get a full night’s sleep, and take care of himself, and his family. We designed a plan that helped him achieve all of the above.

How Can Working With A Specialist At DPT Help You Put An End To Your Back Pain?

  •  Your treatment plan is tailored to your lifestyle to get you to be able to do the things that are most important to you. 
  • You’ll learn about the body, the muscles, and how everything is connected. 
  • You’ll understand how to take care of yourself so you can continue to enjoy being pain free and active well into the future. 
  • You’ll understand everything that’s contributing to your back pain, and have a plan to get it corrected.
  • Your DPT team understands where you are at, and designs a plan to help you get to where you want to be in as few, or as many steps as it may take.

If you’re ready to get closer to a life without back pain, all you have to do is click the orange button, fill out our form, and our experts will give you a call to help you decide if we can help you.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Back Pain Completely?

1. The sooner you take action, the sooner it will get fixed. If you choose to wait, your body adapts to moving around the pain, and you develop more bad habits that take longer to fix.

2. You need the right exercises at the right stage of your recovery. If you’ve ever heard of a “PT mill” it’s where everyone with back pain gets the same 10-20 exercises without any explanation given. Evaluation by a specialist can ensure that you get the right exercises at each stage of recovery, to guide you to complete recovery without it coming back

3. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. It can cause inflammation that slowly builds up through the night.

4. Work with a specialist physical therapist. At The Doctors of Physical Therapy we do not use any aides or technicians so your time is spent 1-on-1 with an expert the entire session.

Click To Request A Free Discovery Visit!

Please Take A Few Moments To Hear What Our Clients Have To Say About DPT

the doctors of physical therapy back pain book cover
Get Your Free Back Pain Report

Back Pain

“How To Put An End To Your Back Pain, Get Stronger, & Stay Active, WITHOUT Risking Surgery, WITHOUT Relying On Pain Pills, & WITHOUT Missing Out On The Activities You Love.

This Page Is Perfect For You If…

  • You want to know what are the “correct exercises” to do for back pain.
  • You’re worried about back pain that sticks around, no matter what you’ve tried.
  • You’re worried about the discs, or arthritis in your back that was shown on an image.
  • You have back stiffness that makes it hard to move well.
  • You would like to avoid taking pills, or having surgery for your back pain. 

If any of the above sounded familiar, continue reading to find out the solutions to your back pain, and what 3 mistakes to avoid when getting it treated.

the doctors of physical therapy back pain book cover

BACK PAIN

How To Get Rid Of Back Pain Without Risking Surgery Or Taking Pills

Get Your Free Back Pain Report

What’s Wrong With My Back?

To help you understand what might be wrong with your back, we’ll take our client Doug for example. Doug works as a contractor, and needs a healthy back to make a living. He has young kids that he needs to keep up. His back was a big problem for him. He wasn’t able to work as much as he needed to, and he wasn’t able to keep up with his kids. At one point his kids innocently teased him that he may need a wheelchair before long. He was frustrated because he had been battling back pain for 20+ years. He would go to a chiropractor for treatment, and it would get better, but then a few months later it always seemed to come back. His MD just wanted to prescribe him medication, but he wanted a solution, not something to mask the problem. He had been to several PT’s and they always gave him the same exercises. He felt like he was just spinning his wheels because nothing seemed to work long term. Eventually his back started to bother him when he was sleeping, so he never felt fully rested. This left him tired, irritated, and unable to do the work he needed to provide for his family, and he didn’t know what to do next.

Click The Video Below To Hear It From Doug

Has any of this happened to you?

By the time Doug came to us, he had tried everything from YouTube exercises to surgery, and even a few other physical therapists. 

When we first met Doug we found out what others had missed so many times before. 


Mistake #1: Focusing only on one body part.
 

Believe it or not, Doug’s back pain kept coming back because of his hips and ribcage not moving how they were supposed to. His body also had the tendency to use the wrong muscles to stabilize his spine. This was forcing the big back muscles to work double time. When the hips and stabilizing muscles don’t do their job, the big muscles stiffen up. This causes the joints to get stiff. That’s usually why massage and chiropractic work only last temporarily. The massage helps the stiff muscles, and the chiropractic work helps the stiff joints, but neither of those focuses on the “root problem.” 

When you focus on just what’s happening at the pain point, you’re focusing on the symptom, not the cause. It’s often a combination of what’s happening at the back, hips, ribcage, and pelvis. 

We developed a plan to help Doug’s back to heal by first identifying everything that was CAUSING the pain to keep coming back. This helps us to avoid mistake #2: cookie cutter treatments.

Mistake #2: Cookie Cutter Treatments

There are 45 muscles that attach to the low back and pelvis. Everyone’s case is different. Some people have hip pain, along with their back pain, others have back pain. Some people have disc injury, others have nerve irritation. Every case is completely different, and it should be explained to you exactly how each exercise is going to get you better. 

Mistake #3: Not Having A Good Outcome In Mind

Where Doug had struggled in the past, was the plan was always about the back pain. When the pain was less, treatment would stop. Then he would get back to going to work and it would slowly creep back in. 

His real outcome was being able to work, play with his kids, and travel with his wife, without being limited by back pain. He wanted to be able to get a full night’s sleep, and take care of himself, and his family. We designed a plan that helped him achieve all of the above.

How Can Working With A Specialist At DPT Help You Put An End To Your Back Pain?

  • Your treatment plan is tailored to your lifestyle to get you to be able to do the things that are most important to you. 
  • You’ll learn about the body, the muscles, and how everything is connected. 
  • You’ll understand how to take care of yourself so you can continue to enjoy being pain free and active well into the future. 
  • You’ll understand everything that’s contributing to your back pain, and have a plan to get it corrected.
  • Your DPT team understands where you are at, and designs a plan to help you get to where you want to be in as few, or as many steps as it may take.

If you’re ready to get closer to a life without back pain, all you have to do is click the orange button, fill out our form, and our experts will give you a call to help you decide if we can help you.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

What Can I Do To Get Rid Of My Back Pain Completely?

1. The sooner you take action, the sooner it will get fixed. If you choose to wait, your body adapts to moving around the pain, and you develop more bad habits that take longer to fix.

2. You need the right exercises at the right stage of your recovery. If you’ve ever heard of a “PT mill” it’s where everyone with back pain gets the same 10-20 exercises without any explanation given. Evaluation by a specialist can ensure that you get the right exercises at each stage of recovery, to guide you to complete recovery without it coming back

3. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. It can cause inflammation that slowly builds up through the night.

4. Work with a specialist physical therapist. At The Doctors of Physical Therapy we do not use any aides or technicians so your time is spent 1-on-1 with an expert the entire session.

Click To Request A Free Discovery Visit!

Please Take A Few Moments To Hear What Our Clients Have To Say About DPT

the doctors of physical therapy back pain book cover
Get Your Free Back Pain Report