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A Message From Scott Runyon, PT, DPT, Owner and Founder of Backcountry Physical Therapy

It’s common to believe that back pain is insignificant and will go away independently. It’s also common to blame it on “awkward sleeping,” a “spasm,” or something “everyone” suffers from at some point…

There is no apparent reason for it, but it does not appear to be changing!

You are not alone if this happens to you; we always hear stories like this. The most common problem we see in our clinic is lower back pain and sciatica!

And when it comes to living with back pain, everyone we see is curious…

“How Come This Is Happening to Me?” or “Why Am I Still in Pain After Putting up With It for 3-6 Months? (Sometimes Longer!)”

When we experience back pain, most of us believe it will go away on its own. We believe there is a magical moment when you wake up one morning and your problem has vanished. But six months later, you’re dealing with even worse chronic back pain – often much worse than you were before.

Sounds Like You, Right?

One of the most frustrating things we see in our clinic is people coming in with chronic lower back pain and telling us their previous doctor told them to “rest” and take pain relievers. What is the issue? It’s not working! They would have returned to their doctor, frustrated and in pain if they had not visited our clinic.

Has Something Similar Happened to You?

It’s difficult to know what’s best for your back pain. People in positions of authority have told you so many different things. Unfortunately, the majority of it is useless!

It’s not just about what you do when it hurts but also how frequently you do it. The more frequently an area becomes weaker, or an injury worsens due to poor movement and posture, the more difficult it will be to work that part of your body. If we do not take steps to restore balance through strengthening exercises designed specifically for those areas, we will experience chronic pain.

Back pain is often a confusing issue that people accept as “the way things are”. What else could explain why backache lasts so long? It can be difficult to know what to do because there have been so many different instructions given by different sources, with little credibility behind them all!

Do You Have the Same Thoughts?

If You Have Back Pain, Here Are 7 More Reasons Why It May Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

1. It didn’t go away, but you expected it to.

2. The doctors told you to rest and take pain relievers, but they did nothing to help your back; once the pills wore off, the chronic pain returned.

3. Back pain affects everyone as they age, so you just accepted it for what it was.

4. You had previously tried other healthcare professionals or a physical therapist, but nothing they said or did seem to help.

5. You tried YouTube exercises, but they either didn’t work or worsened your back pain.

6. Your back pain was so severe that you thought resting would alleviate it, but it only worsened matters.

7. You decided to get a few “massages” in the hopes that they would relieve your pain, but they made you feel nice and relaxed and did nothing to help you in the long run.

You’ve tried everything, and it’s still hurting? You don’t have to suffer any longer.

If any of these things have happened to you, we’d love to assist you by inviting you to a free phone call with one of our knowledgeable back specialists who specialize in helping people like you get relief from chronic low-back pain problems.

Simply click the link provided below!

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About Backcountry Physical Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO

28+ 5-Star Reviews!

- Jason F.

“Scott helped my son work through back issues over the summer to get him ready for the fall football season. Very knowledgeable and thorough. He gave my kid plenty of information, stretches, and workouts to get back to the sport he loves. Highly recommend Backcountry PT!”

- Danna T.

“Scott Runyan is a gifted physical therapist! My husband injured himself a few years ago in his mid 60s. He was unable to work and when he finally did return to his very physical work as a professional potter, he found he was experiencing considerable pain. Scott’s program helped him rebuild his endurance and core strength. He is back at work and pain free. Thanks Scott, well done!”

- Wendy S.

“I’ve been working with Scott for over a year on my hip and back pain. I’m a fitness trainer and a caretaker and I’m very interested in staying as joint healthy as possible without surgery and Scott is helping me with this goal. His creative techniques and strategies are A+, highly recommend!”