I received this email:
I’m contacting you because I have this severe right lower back pain. It's hard to say when it started. It was simply annoying for the longest time, so I just ignored it. It was just a little achy when I bent over or walked too long but it wasn't strong and didn’t stop me from doing anything. I thought I’d stepped wrong and it would go away eventually. But over the last 2-3 weeks the pain is worse when I lean forward, walking and doing my housework is miserable. Then yesterday I layed on the floor to stretch and my back locked up. I couldn’t move! I had to have my husband lift me up off the floor. The pain was so severe I thought my back was going to snap. After about an hour the pain finally went away but I'm still scared to brush my teeth, to vacuum or bend over to hug my kids. I have to sit down just to hug my kids; which is just crazy to me. I don’t want surgery and I’m afraid to ask for painkillers. Is this something that physical therapy can help with? I really don’t want to be afraid to hug my kids. Is there anything I can do to stop this from getting worse?
Good morning Cathy,
Thank you for emailing me. Yes, we can help you get back to hugging your kids without having to sit down. I can only imagine how frustrating and overwhelming it must be to think before giving your kids a hug. Unfortunately you’re not alone. So many people have back pain that starts off a mild ache then suddenly find the pain affects all aspects of their lives. They have pain brushing their teeth, lifting groceries and they stop trying to workout or play with their kids. And the longer you live with back pain it becomes harder and harder to believe life doesn't’ equal back pain.
We work with people daily that came to us with severe right side low back pain that stopped them from doing all the things you mentioned and more. But after having a hands on physical exam and then a combination of manual techniques and exercises they were able to get back to everything they wanted to do and some things they didn't dare dream about doing again.
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To your health,
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WE HELP ACTIVE ADULTS OVERCOME THEIR ACHES AND PAINS TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES WITHOUT MEDICATION, INJECTIONS OR SURGERIES.
Dr. Molly McDonald