Overcoming Chronic Back Pain with Corrective Exercise

Overcoming Chronic Back Pain with Corrective Exercise


There were a lot of just daily activities that i wasn’t able to do just based on the limitations from the surgeries that I had. I couldn’t drive for 20 minutes without being in pain, let alone exercise. Most of the stuff that he enjoyed doing is gone and ‘I can’t sit in the car’ . Forget golfing– that was way out of the question. Every day, I used to go through and wonder ‘Is this going to cause me injuries?’ ‘Stepping out of my car am I going to get hurt?’ So we began working strengthening his hips and his core to the point that he basically had a suit of armor surrounding his spine so that it couldn’t move. Since coming here and since doing some rotational exercises I’m virtually pain-free when I golf now. That’s a huge thing. And when I first started coming here, some of the exercises we would do would totally freak me out Because when you have a back injury, you’re kind of just automatically programmed that you don’t want to do certain things like squat or pick up heavy things and Matt kind of pushed me through that. And now, I go day to day and I don’t even think about it anymore. I don’t give myself virtually any limitations– and that wasn’t the case three years ago and that wasn’t the case three years ago when I first started coming here. We’ve got a really really good protocol for dealing with the most common corrective exercise issues. Cervical spine issues, lumbar spine, some shoulder issues, hips for sure. So it’s not in the diagnosis, but it’s in exercise prescription treatment that makes the corrective exercise specialists here different.

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