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The One Thing That Helps Those Struggling with Low Back Pain — Even if They Have Disc Bulges, Herniations, or Arthritis

If you struggle from low back pain that limits your ability to stand, lift, or even sit, then this email can help you.

Here’s Why:
Most low back injuries can be diagnosed and begin feeling better based on what is covered in this email.

You don’t even need an MRI or X-ray before starting.

A 2014 study found that 60% of people over the age of 50 had a disc bulge on an MRI. Of that same age group, 80% of people had some form of degenerative disc disease.

What you may be surprised to learn is that the people in the study mentioned above didn’t have any pain.

The take-home message is that if you have an MRI already — the results may not matter.

For those who think they need an MRI or x-ray to know what is causing their pain, that may not matter either.

Larry is a perfect example.

In 2019 Larry was diagnosed with a disc herniation in his low back and suffered from back pain and sciatica. He could not sit for more than 10 seconds, and he was out of work for two months.

Through knowing the “one thing” covered below, Larry was able to successfully start his recovery from his back injury, avoid surgery, and get back to his normal life.

So what is the one thing that you need to know to start feeling better?

It’s knowing your “low back category.”

Read this to learn more:

Most low back conditions or injuries fall into one of three categories.

Your category can help with diagnosis and also determine the best path of treatment. The category not only helps determine what exercises are helpful, but what ones to avoid, so you don’t get worse.

It’s easy to place yourself into a category based on your pain.

Here’s an overview of each category:

First Category:
Disc Injuries

Your symptoms and pain are worse with:

  • Sitting, bending, and lifting
  • Trouble standing straight in the morning
  • Putting socks and shoes on

Symptoms are typically better with:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Laying on stomach
  • Bending backward

Commonly Diagnosed As:

  • Disc Herniation
  • Disc Bulges
  • Disc Protrusion

Second Category
Joint or Degenerative Changes

Your symptoms are worse with:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • At night

Your symptoms are better with:

  • Sitting
  • Bending
  • Leaning on the Counter

Commonly Diagnosed As:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylosis

Third Category

Symptoms are worse with:

  • Being in one position for too long
  • Rolling in bed

Symptoms are better with:

  • Changing positions

Commonly Diagnosed As:

  • Lumbar Instability
  • Core Weakness

Once you place yourself in a category, you can start the healing process with the right treatment program.

Doing the right stretches and exercises, and avoiding the wrong ones, is how you can improve and heal back pain.

If you would like help with a custom treatment plan to help your back pain or sciatica, our therapists are here to help you.

Appointments are available in the clinic, online through telehealth visits, or a combination of both.

No referral is needed to get started, and we accept almost all insurance plans.

Here’s what’s included in your visit:

  • A full evaluation by a Physical Therapist that includes a diagnosis and peace of mind for what’s actually going on
  • Range of motion, walking assessment, and strength testing to learn what needs to be addressed to let you heal
  • custom treatment plan that addresses your needs to stop your pain and helps you get your life back
  • Coordination with your doctor to streamline care and ensure you get the result you’re looking for
  • Simple and flexible scheduling for both in-clinic and telehealth visits so you don’t have to miss time from work or your family
  • Easy setup and attendance for both in-clinic and telehealth visits — you can even use your smartphone for a telehealth visit!

When you’re ready to start fixing your back pain, here’s what to do next:

Call (716) 458-1990 to speak to our team directly – they will answer your questions and find a time that works with your schedule.


Click on this blue button to request an appointment online, and our team will call you directly

If you’re struggling with low back and you’re ready to start feeling better, this is the perfect opportunity.

You can get the care you need — even if you cannot leave home due to COVID-19.

Call us today to get started – (716) 458-1990



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