Most people think that when they get back pain or sciatica, 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 - and often it's even worse than it was when it came on.
"Will I ever get back to the workouts and activities I love without pain?”
"Why has just resting not fixed my back pain?"
"Why did my back pain return, even though I've gotten it treated before?"
"Why am I having this back pain?"
Another scenario we see all the time in our Physio Clinic in Arvada is when people go to the doctor, and the doctor tells them to rest and “try these painkillers" and “see how it goes”.
But this is rarely ever good advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This is madness and is exactly why so many people are suffering with chronic lower back pain - because the traditional healthcare system doesn't give them the care they so desperately need.
Why else does back pain & sciatica 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 or sleeping awkwardly - but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture and repetitive stress that caused the muscles in your core to become weak. The lifting or the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of all those years of poor posture and stress on your low back....
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’.
You thought it would go away on it's own...but it didn't.
The Doctor told you to rest and take painkillers - but the pills did nothing to help the cause, and as soon as they wore off, your back pain came back.
A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets back pain as they get older, so you just accepted it.
You tried other healthcare professionals - or even Physical Therapy - in the past but it didn't seem to help, so you think it won't work now.
Relying on “Dr. Google” or YouTube for exercises that didn’t make any difference (or maybe even made your back pain worse!)
You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your back pain was so bad, but the rest only made it feel worse!
You got a few relaxing massages, hoping it would fix the pain, but the pain came back a few days later.
If any of this has happened to you, we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with a Doctor of Physical Therapy 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 - and you are closer to finding the thing that does!
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