A Personal Message From Specialist Physical Therapist, Catherine Courtney
Specialist Physical Therapist
When BACK PAIN starts, it’s easy to think “oh it’s just an ache and will go away tomorrow”. Or maybe you assume you just "slept the wrong way". Even worse, maybe you think “it’s normal” because you’re getting older…
Is that how you’re feeling right now?
If so, you’re not alone. In fact, everyday at Blue Wave Physical Therapy and Wellness we help people around New Orleans who feel this way.
You see, with BACK PAIN, everyone asks us the same questions…
Why do my BACK and HIP hurt so much? (I don’t even know what I did…)
Why isn’t this BACK PAIN going away?
Am I going to have to live with BACK PAIN forever?
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of bad information out there that causes people to live with BACK PAIN for way too long. Here are the most common mistakes we see the people of New Orleans making when it comes to BACK PAIN...
Mistake #1: Thinking BACK PAIN will go away with rest and lying down.
Mistake #2: Believing that BACK PAIN will be “fixed” with painkillers.
Mistake #3: Assuming BACK PAIN is a “normal” part of getting older…
Mistake #4: Believing that since you tried other healthcare professionals (maybe even Physical Therapy) in the past means that it won’t work now.
Mistake #5: Relying on “Dr. Google” or YouTube for exercises that didn’t make any difference (or maybe even made your BACK PAIN worse!)
Mistake #6: Getting relaxing massages to temporary relieve BACK PAIN, only to find it comes back after the massage wears off.
Have you been making these mistakes?
If any of this has happened to you, we want to say “we are sorry”...but remind you that you’re not alone. In fact, we see people just like you every day. And that’s why we’ve created a free BACK PAIN guide for you. It goes over 9 WAYS TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN, WITHOUT PAIN MEDICATIONS OR MISSING THE ACTIVITIES YOU LOVE. (and you can click on the button above to download it).
But maybe you feel like you’ve read a lot of free information on the internet, and really just want to talk to someone about your problem.
Is that you?
If so, then we have a special opportunity for you (one that VERY FEW therapists offer).
We save a limited number of spots each week for time for people who are not sure what to do about their BACK PAIN. That way, you can tell a professional your story, and get your question answered first, before ever making a commitment to book an appointment.
Does that sound like something you would like to do?
Here’s the most important thing…
Most people get stuck trying to make a decision about what to do next. They go days, weeks, months (even years!) without taking action.
The one thing we can guarantee is that by doing nothing, your BACK PAIN won’t get better.
Look What Others are Saying About Specialty Treatment with
Blue Wave Physical Therapy and Wellness
Glenny 74, New Orleans
I was in an auto accident that broke my back (acute burst fracture of 12th thoracic vertebra), my sternum (breastbone) and a rib. After 10 days in the hospital and 4 months in a clam-shell brace, muscle tone in my upper torso, and especially in my back had vanished. I could not sit or stand for more than 10 minutes without great pain which required me to lay down as my muscles did not support me.
Blue Wave Physical Therapy has me almost back to pre-accident normal. Water therapy is easier because it does not strain your muscles with the weight of your body. Blue Wave’s magic water box is fabulous; exercising in it is actually fun. I can now sit, stand, rake, cook, go to church and go out with friends. I am beginning to run again. I forgot to mention that I am 74 years old and have rheumatoid arthritis. I definitely recommend Blue Wave.
Carolyn, 64 Metairie
Due to multiple injuries, degenerative disc due to scoliosis, the nerve pain had become debilitating. I was missing out on sleep, social gatherings, driving, travel, shopping, and normal daily work and home responsibilities.
Before I tried aquatic therapy I tried so many things that didn't work... Stretching, walking, treadmill, acupuncture, chiropractor, reflexology, over the counter cremes for pain, steroids, ice, heat. Due to sensitivities and severe reactions, I can not take any anti-inflammation over the counter medications or prescribed oral medications; therefore, for decades, alternative solutions have been chosen.
Once starting aquatic therapy, the freedom to move and feel normal without pain was amazing. I had the same feeling using the anti-gravity treadmill, but without the nerve pain when I was done.
Once again, I can make commitments with friends to enjoy music and art venues, lasting longer than a hour. I was able to assist with harvesting honey on Lake Katherine. I was able to drive to the Northshore again and enjoy a 95th birthday party.
For anyone skeptical about physical therapy I say to love yourself, live and stay vertical. Listen to your body and if your energy and strength continue to be depleted, seek a physical therapist that you trust. Request pool therapy to get your Mojo back.
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