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For Active People With Back Pain Who Wish They Knew Exactly What to Do and How to Stop Back Pain For Good

Dr. Matt Longfellow

Leading Doctor of Physical Therapy, Columbus, OH

Do you find yourself concerned about persistent back pain and stiffness, even after ample rest? 

Are you feeling disheartened because neither pain medications, massages, nor chiropractic treatments have provided relief, and your discomfort appears to be escalating? 

Is the fear of exacerbating your pain hindering your return to running or regular exercise? 

If you prioritize your health and seek a lasting solution to lead a more active life free from the constraints of pain, then you've come to the right place!

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Many people often dismiss back pain, assuming it will resolve on its own. They may attribute it to an awkward sleeping position or simply consider it a universal experience at some point in life.

If you find yourself in this situation, rest assured, you're not alone. We encounter these sentiments frequently.

Indeed, in our clinic, we frequently address back pain among runners and athletes; it's a prevalent issue we encounter.

Before Seeking Treatment At Athletes' Potential Columbus, Many Of Our Patients Grappling With Back Pain Commonly Receive The Following Advice:

  • Simply "rest" or take a break from exercise, and the pain will eventually subside (only to find themselves still suffering months later).
  • Accept that it's a "normal" part of aging that must be endured.
  • Rely on medication, and you'll be able to maintain your mobility and exercise throughout your life.
  • Surgery and injections are the sole viable options.

However, The Reality Of Back Pain For Runners And Athletes Is Quite Different:

  • Resting doesn't lead to a lasting change. You may experience temporary relief, but once you become active again, the back pain and stiffness often return (you've likely encountered this cycle before!).

  • It's not typical to experience back pain and stiffness as you age.

  • Pain medications can be addictive, and hazardous, and may lead to various other health issues.

  • Surgery and injections aren't the only choices available; they are simply the options your surgeon can propose.

At Athletes' Potential Columbus, We Specialize In Assisting Runners And Active Adults In The Columbus, Ohio Area In Overcoming Injuries And Becoming Stronger Than Ever. We Help You Avoid Unnecessary Time Off From Your Activities, All Without Relying On Medications, Injections, Or Surgery.

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Given the multitude of choices available, it can become quite overwhelming to determine the most appropriate course of action when you're dealing with a back injury. You might have encountered various scenarios, such as:

  • Attempting a specific stretching regimen recommended by a friend, which yielded positive results for them but hasn't been effective for you.
  • Seeking guidance from numerous healthcare professionals, including different physical therapists, only to find that their advice or interventions didn't provide relief.
  • Following online "experts" on platforms like YouTube, who suggested certain exercises that ultimately exacerbated your pain.
  • Participating in yoga or pilates classes, where your discomfort hindered your participation, leaving you feeling even worse.
  • Meanwhile, your doctor's recommendation remains consistent: rest and take medication.

When Addressing A Significant Issue Like Back Pain And Stiffness… ​

The choice of healthcare provider is important.

Opting for the wrong provider may result in undergoing risky surgery that was ultimately unnecessary, or becoming reliant on addictive pain medication indefinitely. Obtaining the "least-invasive" and most natural treatment is crucial in putting an end to your back pain and stiffness, while also preventing its recurrence.

To achieve this, it's imperative to not only address the pain itself but also have a provider who is dedicated to understanding the underlying cause of the pain.

This approach is what leads to a lasting resolution of your issues.

We Provide A Hands-On Approach To Your Well-Being Through Our Athletes' Potential  3-Step Method.

STEP 1: Identify the Root Cause of Your Pain

We'll guide you through a thorough biomechanical assessment to pinpoint the underlying issue. Following this, we'll elucidate the necessary steps to facilitate your return to optimal function and the activities you cherish.

STEP 2: Address and Rectify Problematic Areas

We'll create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and objectives. This will ultimately lead to enhanced strength, freedom from pain, and a more efficient path toward achieving your goals.

STEP 3: Attain Peak Performance

Once we restore your ability to exercise without discomfort, we'll implement strategies to elevate your performance beyond your pre-injury level. Additionally, we'll introduce measures to fortify your body, reducing the likelihood of future injuries.

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Put An End To Your Back Pain For Good And Prevent Recurrence!

At Athletes' Potential Columbus, we're here to assist you in:

  • Returning to your running and exercise routine without extended breaks.
  • Pursuing personal records or taking your workouts to new heights.
  • Transforming your pre-injury lifestyle into today's reality.

Our most successful clients are those who are driven and eager to reclaim their active way of life, even if they currently feel stuck.

You don't have to give up the activities you love due to issues that can be resolved.

Let's schedule a time to discuss how you can regain your sense of self once more.

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Dr. Matt Longfellow, PT, DPT, SCS, SFG-II
Owner, Athletes' Potential Columbus

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