Hi, this is Vicki! I am an active woman in her, well let’s say over 55, but not 60. I work with weights and love the elliptical and I might as well mention that I exercise on a regular basis and have for many years. I am writing this to reach out to other women to let you know what to do when you have an unexpected “backache” come up… and “I” have never have had back issues! I have heard stories of people having low back pain and their first thought is to go to a doctor. Which then the doctor would typically prescribe a muscle relaxer, something for pain and possibly send you in for an XRAY or MRI.
I was in the worst pain ever, but I didn’t go to the doc. Instead, I went and talked to a physical therapist. Yes, I work for OSI Physical Therapy so it was convenient and that is why I am writing this. It is that convenient for you too! And the results are unbelievable. They evaluated me and determined that I needed some core strengthening exercises and stretches for me to do at home. I was given a plan!
I did, and continue to do all of my exercises. With wonderful success! I am now pain-free and I don’t have the expense of an MRI, prescribed drugs or that doctor visit. I walked away with a feeling of beating this ache and felt that I was in control.
In finishing, I hope this guides you in your decision of what do I do when pain arrives. Please reach out if you have any questions, I would love to help you schedule an appointment as well!
Do you have additional questions for Vicki or just want to stop in our clinic to learn more about our services? Our High Pointe Clinic is located at 8650 Hudson Boulevard, Suite 300 Lake Elmo, MN 55042. Feel free to call our clinic: (651) 275-4706.