Physical Therapy

Revolutionary Treatment that our patients love. Patients typically get better in 6-8 visits.

Personal Training and Fitness Classes

Designed to toning and trimming up. Also have sports training for the athletes wanting to get to the next level. Like to include information about our meal plans as well with this link.

Wellness programs

Consisted of some physical therapy, personal training, pain relief treatments, Massage therapy. Guaranteed to get the best of all that PT Squared has to offer.

Massage Therapy

Theraputic massage therapist to help relax and take away all your stress.


Fast Acting Pain Relief With Long Lasting Results

We are the experts in gentle pain and injury solutions. Our progressive techniques are sure to produce the results that you desire with your pain relief. As a patient, you will undergo a complete physical exam and one on one with a skilled therapist who will listen, understand, and be quick in determining your needs. Even if you have tried other treatments and therapies, we offer programs that are right for you, and are proven to be the MOST effective for people suffering from:




Benefits of Our Programs:

1. Reduced pain
2. Start seeing immediate results
3. Learn how to avoid future problems
4. Live life more enjoyably
5. Return to a more active lifestyle
6. Sleep better
7. Increased flexibility & movement
8. Improved core stability


Physical Therapy In Collierville

Physical Therapy in Collierville is Being Redefined!


Revolutionary pain relief treatments that work immediately are available only at PT Squared physical therapy and personal training. You will love that it is gentle and very affordable, whether you have insurance or not.


Physical Therapy in Collierville is not the same at every clinic. The PT squared team are caring, compassionate and they are the best at what they do. The programs being offered here by their licensed therapists range from pain relief, post rehab to momaerobics. You’ll find some of the best physical therapists in Collierville at our facility and you’ll find services not being offered by other therapists. If you are looking for fast pain relief or to improve the quality of your life, we guarantee you will find the best physical therapist Collierville has to offer at our facility.


Some of the reasons PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal Training is unlike any other lies in their caring staff and revolutionary pain relief procedures. They truly are the experts in relieving pain and improving the quality of life for their patients. Call today and get a free screening to determine if we are the right place for you.



Knee Pain Relief for Runners

Everyone is now starting to train for the St. Jude Marathon and other races we will find runner’s knee more and more with our runners. There are some things you can do to help yourself and also Physical Therapy is very successful with Runner’s knee pain

As the name suggests, runner’s knee is a common ailment among runners. But it can also strike any athlete who does activities that require a lot of knee bending — like walking, biking, and jumping. It usually causes aching pain around the kneecap.

Runner’s knee isn’t really a condition itself. It’s a loose term for several specific disorders with different causes. Runner’s knee can result from:

  • Overuse. Repeated bending of the knee can irritate the nerves of the kneecap. Overstretched tendons (tendons are the tissues that connect muscles to bones) may also cause the pain of runner’s knee.
  • Direct trauma to the knee, like a fall or blow.
  • Misalignment. If any of the bones are slightly out of their correct position — or misaligned — physical stress won’t be evenly distributed through your body. Certain parts of your body may bear too much weight This can cause pain and damage to the joints. Sometimes, the kneecap itself is slightly out of position.
  • Problems with the feet. Runner’s knee can result from flat feet, also called fallen arches or overpronation. This is a condition in which the impact of a step causes the arches of your foot to collapse, stretching the muscles and tendons.
  • Weak thigh muscles.

Runner’s knee is also called patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Symptoms of runner’s knee are:

  • Pain behind or around the kneecap, especially where the thighbone and the kneecap meet.
  • Pain when you bend the knee — when walking, squatting, kneeling, running, or even sitting.
  • Pain that’s worse when walking downstairs or downhill.
  • Swelling.
  • Popping or grinding sensations in the knee.

What’s the Treatment for Runner’s Knee?

Regardless of the cause, the good news is that minor to moderate cases of runner’s knee should heal on their own given time. To speed the healing you can:

  • Rest the knee. As much as possible, try to avoid putting weight on your knee.
  • Ice your knee to reduce pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for 2-3 days, or until the pain is gone.
  • Compress your knee. Use an elastic bandage, straps, or sleeves to give your knee extra support.
  • Elevate your knee on a pillow when you’re sitting or lying down.
  • Take anti-inflammatory painkillers. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like Advil, Aleve, or Motrin, will help with pain and swelling. However, these drugs can have side effects, like an increased risk of bleeding and ulcers. They should be used only occasionally, unless your doctor specifically says otherwise.
  • Practice stretching and strengthening exercises if your doctor recommends them.
  • Get arch supports for your shoes. These orthotics — which can be custom-made or bought off the shelf — may help with flat feet.

Severe cases of runner’s knee may need surgery. A surgeon could take out damaged cartilage or correct the position of the kneecap so that stress will be distributed evenly.

If you would like a consultation concerning knee pain with a Physical Therapist please give us a call at 901-221-2619. 



Collierville Back Pain Relief – 9 Things You Should Know About Pain

Collierville Physical Therapy is being revolutionized with its treatments on numerous ailments ranging from Foot and knee pain to Back and Neck Pain.

Read below to understand more of the reasons and causes behind back pain. If you need a Screen with a Licensed Physical Therapist please call 901-221-2619 and set your appointment up today

1. Pain is output from the brain. While we used to believe that back pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that back pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses a virtual “road map” to direct an output of pain to tissues that it suspects may be in danger. This process acts as a means of communication between the brain and the tissues of the body, to serve as a defense against possible injury or disease.

2. The degree of injury does not always equal the degree of back pain. Research has demonstrated that we all experience pain in individual ways. While some of us experience major injuries with little pain, others experience minor injuries with a lot of pain (think of a paper cut).

3. Despite what diagnostic imaging (MRIs, x-rays, CT scans) shows us, the finding may not be the cause of your back pain. A study performed on individuals 60 years or older who had no symptoms of low back pain found that 36% had a herniated disc, 21% had spinal stenosis, and more than 90% had a degenerated or bulging disc, upon diagnostic imaging.

4. Psychological factors, such as depression and anxiety, can make your back pain worse. Back pain can be influenced by many different factors, such as psychological conditions. A recent study in the Journal of Pain showed that psychological variables that existed prior to a total knee replacement were related to a patient’s experience of long-term pain following the operation.

5. Your social environment may influence your perception of pain. Many patients state their back pain increases when they are at work or in a stressful situation. Pain messages can be generated when an individual is in an environment or situation that the brain interprets as unsafe. It is a fundamental form of self-protection.

6. Understanding pain through education may reduce your need for care. A large study conducted with military personnel demonstrated that those who were given a 45-minute educational session about pain sought care for low back pain less than their counterparts.

7. Our brains can be tricked into developing pain in prosthetic limbs. Studies have shown that our brains can be tricked into developing a “referred” sensation in a limb that has been amputated, causing a feeling of pain that seems to come from the prosthetic limb – or from the “phantom” limb. The sensation is generated by the association of the brain’s perception of what the body is from birth (whole and complete) and what it currently is (post-amputation).

8. The ability to determine left from right may be altered when you experience pain. Networks within the brain that assist you in determining left from right can be affected when you experience severe pain. If you have been experiencing pain, and have noticed your sense of direction is a bit off, it may be because a “roadmap” within the brain that details a path to each part of the body may be a bit “smudged.” (This is a term we use to describe a part of the brain’s virtual roadmap that isn’t clear. Imagine spilling ink onto part of a roadmap and then trying to use that map to get to your destination.)

9. There is no way of knowing whether you have a high tolerance for pain or not. Science has yet to determine whether we all experience pain in the same way. While some people claim to have a “high tolerance” for back pain, there is no accurate way to measure or compare back pain tolerance among individuals. While some tools exist to measure how much force you can resist before experiencing back pain, it can’t be determined what your pain “feels like.”



This is an article written by Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, DAC on APTA website. He is not only talking about back in in his original blog but all pain. I wanted to put an emphasis on Back Pain since it is the #2 cause of Disability in America. 

Hamstring Stretch for Low Back Pain

PT Squared now serving Germantown Physical Therapy needs

I am excited to announce that PT Squared is now serving Germantown Physical Therapy needs with their revolutionary treatments. The town of Collierville is where home is and our heart but we wanted to add another optoon for Germantown Physical therapy. We are only 10 minute drive away from Germantown so come on in and stop by. Below are some of the benefits we will be bringing to Germantown Physical Therapy patients.


Benefits of Physical Therapy

Germantown Physical Therapy patients need help in improving mobility and motion, and pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more. 

Improve Mobility & Motion

Movement can help you prevent obesity, which may be responsible for at least 18% of all deaths. Meanwhile, recent studies suggest that prolong sitting can be unhealthy, and that walking just a little bit more each day can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Consistent movement is also vital to maintaining a healthy balance system, and that’s important because falls often lead to significant, costly injuries.

Physical therapists work with their patients and clients of all ages and abilities to expand, restore, and maintain motion.

Avoid Surgery and Prescription Drugs

Many people are referred to a physical therapist in order to rehabilitate from a major medical trauma or surgery, but increasing research suggests that treatment by a physical therapist is often an equally effective – and cheaper – alternative to surgery and prescription drugs for numerous conditions ranging from back pain and degenerative disk disease to meniscal towers and knee pain

Although direct access laws vary by state and insurance plans differ, anyone in the United States can arrange a screening by a physical therapist without a physician’s referral. Germantown Physical therapy patients do not need a referral from a doctor to see the therapist. Through individualized treatment plans designed by physical therapists, patients can sometimes achieve the same results without the expense and side effects of surgery and prescription medication.

Participate In Your Recovery

Physical therapists working at PT squared, Collierville and Germantown Physical Therapy, routinely work collaboratively with their patients. Treatment plans can be designed for the patient’s individual goals, challenges, and needs. Receiving treatment by a physical therapist is rarely a passive activity, and participating in your own recovery can be empowering. In many cases, patients develop an ongoing relationship with their physical therapist to maintain optimum health and movement abilities across the lifespan.


Call today if you are a Germantown Physical Therapy Patient and we will get you in to see a licensed doctorate of physical therapy. Our number is 901-221-2619. 

Sciatic nerve pain relief for Collierville and Germantown residents

At PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal Training serving Collierville and Germantown exercises incorporating strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning are a central component of almost any sciatic nerve pain treatment plan.

When patients engage in a regular program of gentle strengthening, stretching and aerobic exercises, they can recover more quickly from sciatic nerve pain and are less likely to have future episodes of pain.

General Exercises for Sciatic Nerve Pain in Collierville/ Germantown

Sciatica exercises usually focus on three key areas:

Strengthening exercises
Many exercises can help strengthen the spinal column and the supporting muscles, ligaments and tendons. Most of these back exercises focus not only on the lower back, but also the abdominal (stomach) muscles and gluteus (buttocks) and hip muscles.

Taken together, these strong core muscles can provide Sciatica nerve pain relief because they support the spine, keeping it in alignment and facilitating movements that extend or twist the spine with less chance of injury or damage.

Stretching exercises
Stretching is usually recommended to alleviate sciatic nerve pain. Stretches for sciatica nerve pain are designed to target muscles that cause pain when they are tight and inflexible.

Hamstring stretching is almost always an important part of a sciatica exercise program.

Low impact aerobic exercise
Some form of low impact cardiovascular exercise, such as walking, swimming or pool therapy is usually a component of recovery, as aerobic activity encourages the exchange of fluids and nutrients to help create a better healing environment.

Aerobic conditioning has the unique benefit of releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, which helps reduce sciatic nerve pain.

When sciatica pain is at its most severe, patients may find the pain hard to bear and may need to rest for a day or two. However, resting for more than one or two days is usually not advisable, as prolonged rest or inactivity can make the sciatic pain worse and will lead to deconditioning. Regular movement is important to provide healing nutrients to the injured structures that are causing the sciatica nerve pain.


At PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal Training we have noticed that almost 50 percent of our back patients experience Sciatica nerve pain. We have been very successful in treating Sciatic nerve pain. Patients typically start seeing results in 6-9 visits and have long lasting effects. Call today for a free screen for your Sciatic nerve pain at 901-221-2619.


Source: webmd

Pulmonary Rehab benefits in Collierville and Germantown

Shortness of breath often limits what people with COPD– or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) — can do. When ordinary activities like Walking or climbing stairs become difficult, everyday life with COPD gets harder.

Pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD includes a program of exercises that helps people build their physical fitness. Many pulmonary rehab centers also teach people breathing techniques and strategies for living better with COPD.

Pulmonary Rehab Exercise

The most important part of any pulmonary rehabilitation program for COPD is exercise. Our pulmonary rehab center serving Collierville and Germantown offer exercises to improve physical fitness. 

Pulmonary rehab exercises include:

Lower-body exercises: Most centers provide a regimen of exercises that centers on leg workouts. These exercises vary from simple walking on a treadmill or around a track to more intense stair climbing. Most of the proven benefits of pulmonary rehab come from studies in people doing leg exercises.

Upper-body exercises: The muscles in the upper body are important for breathing, as well as daily activities. Arm and chest exercises might include turning a crank against resistance, or simply repetitively lifting the arms against gravity.

Exercises for breathing muscles: Breathing through a mouthpiece against resistance during pulmonary rehab may increase the strength of the breathing muscles. These exercises are infrequently used, but may be helpful for people with very weak breathing muscles.

Strength Training: Most pulmonary rehab exercises concentrate on building endurance. Adding strength training, like lifting weights, has been shown to increase muscle strength and bulk, as well.

Education in Pulmonary Rehab for COPD

Many pulmonary rehab centers offer group or one-on-one education sessions to help people learn to better manage their COPD. Teaching sessions generally focus on:

  • Understanding your medication treatment plan. This includes using inhalers the right way and on a consistent schedule.
  • How to understand and use oxygen therapy.
  • Quitting smoking and staying away from cigarettes after quitting.
  • Eating a healthy diet.

Studies show that people who learn about their COPD and treatment plan are better able to recognize symptoms and take appropriate action. However, education is no substitute for regular exercise as part of a pulmonary rehab program.

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehab for COPD

Most people who complete a pulmonary rehab course feel better at the end. They are able to perform more activity without becoming short of breath, and they report their overall quality of life is better.


At PT Squared we see numerous patients for Pulmonary Rehab with much success. It is remarkable what we see when it comes to rehab how much exercise and rehab can help with COPD. We accept most major insurances for Pulmonary Rehab. If you have any questions about our services Please give us a Call at 901-221-2619.

Low Back Pain Relief through Physical Therapy

If you’re suffering from low back pain that just won’t quit, physical therapy may provide some relief for you. Up to 90% of the population experiences low back pain at some point in their lives, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Physical therapy works to build muscle strength in the back, along with other muscles supporting the spine, including abs. Some people find their low back back pain disappears entirely after therapy while others may simply find a little relief.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends completing strengthening exercises anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, one to three times each day while recovering from an injury. Talk with a doctor before beginning any exercise program, and avoid doing anything that causes excessive low back pain because you could harm your back further.

Although physical therapy can greatly help reduce the symptoms of low back pain, making lifestyle changes to stay pain free is very important. Good posture, frequent exercise, and using proper form when lifting heavy objects is the ultimate recipe for a healthy low back. However, when low back pain does strike, a solid regimen of stretching, stabilizing, and strengthening will help you feel good again.


Stretching ensures tight muscles regain full range of motion, and the muscles stretched aren’t limited to the back. Stretching the hips, legs, and abdominal muscles will also help to alleviate low back pain. The entire body is connected, and stretching and strengthening these areas also helps to support the lower back.

One stretch involves lying on the back and bending the knees, hugging them into the chest. This provides a light stretch to the lower back. Then, place both feet on the floor and bring one leg to the chest before lowering and switching to complete the second side. For another stretch, stand close to a wall. Bend at the hips and place your hands on the wall until the body is resting at a 90-degree angle. Feel a gentle stretch in the back.


Low back pain frequently results from weak or unstable muscles. Completing stabilization exercises can reduce these issues and, over time, help alleviate low back pain.

One stabilization exercise involves an exercise ball. Lay your stomach on the ball, walking the hands away until the ball rests under your legs. Then, stretch one arm out in front of you, balancing on the ball, before resting it back on the ground and repeating on the second side. If you don’t have an exercise ball, this exercise may also be done supporting the body on the ground, on all fours.


Building strong abdominal and lower back muscles will protect the spine, keeping it healthy and minimizing low back pain. An excellent, simple core muscle builder is a plank position. Hold the body at the top of a push up, arms straight underneath the shoulders and pressing into the floor, legs straight. Hold this pose for 30 seconds to one minute. If the pose feels like too much, try resting the knees on the floor for added support or balancing on your elbows instead of your hands.

We hope this has helped you in your journey to get pain relief for low back pain. If you need assistance and want to feel better without medication or surgery please give us a call at 901-221-2619. We are more than happy to help you and will give you a free low back pain screen to see what we can do to help before you pay one penny. 



Physical Therapy serving Collierville and Germantown,TN

PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal training (Some call PT2)

has been serving the communities of Collierville, Germantown, and Piperton,TN for 1 yr and 10 months and it has been a great ride. We have evolved to not only just do Physical Therapy and Personals Training but Massage Therapy, Sports specific training, Nutritious meal plans, fitness Bootcamps and more all to help better serve the communities of Collierville, Germantown, and Piperton so they have all the tools needed to live a healthy lifestyle. Below are some descriptions of what we offer

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Physical Therapy in Germantown & Collierville

1) Physical Therapy -

I am sure most of you are familiar with what Physical Therapy is but I want to go in more depth. Physical Therapy is a more holistic approach to healthcare. No Drugs, No Shots, Just you taking your life back into your hands. There are some pain relief modalities that you will use at Physical Therapy as well as strengthening and stretching. Physical Therapist will often use manual therapy as a way to provide relief and get you started to a road of recovery. Typically patients start feeling better in less than 6-9 visits. Also at Physical Therapy the goal is get you were you are not dependent on the therapy for the rest of your life but make a permanent change in pain. You probably wont see instant relief like you will that shot or the drugs you can get but Physical Therapy is Long Lasting. There is common misconception that you need a Doctors Referral to start Physical therapy but the State of Tennessee is a direct access state so the {Patient has the right to pick where they do their Physical Therapy and can get an appointment without a Dr’s Note or Referral. How Awesome is that? If you live in the areas of Collierville, Piperton, or Germantown,TN you are closer than you think to pain relief by just walking in our doors and making an appointment

2) Personal Training -

Personal Training is a little different at PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal Training. Not only do you have a Personal Trainer but you have a Physical Therapist as well as a Physical Therapist assistant with you every step of the way. This prevents most of any injuries that come with working out sometimes and if you have a pre-existing injury you can feel safe that you will drop the weight and tone up in a safe environment with a knowledgable staff. Our Trainers and Therapist have over 13 yrs combined education and experience in Training anyone from an athlete getting ready for college to an elderly person trying to stay independent. We also require a consultation with one of us before starting any program to make sure it is a good fit for you here at PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal Training located in the heart of the Colliervile Town square. Most of our Clients come from Collierville, Germantown, and Piperton,TN but some travel as far as Mississippi for our expertise in Personal Training.

3) Fitness Bootcamp Classes

- Our Fitness Classes are not like they are everywhere else. We take the approach of encouraging and motivating you reach your goals in a safe manner. The Fitness Bootcamp is designed for all fitness levels and we offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not happy with the results you are seeing. This puts you at no risk. We have been serving the Collierville, Piperton and Germantown for almost 2 years with these classes and they have seen amazing results. 

4) Massage Therapy

- Our Massage Therapist are designed for Therapeutic Massages with background dealing with medical Massages and Sports massages. We pride ourselves in making sure we take care of your pain or ailment while relaxing you at the same time. The types of Massages offered are Trigger Point, Sports Massage, Prenatal and Sweedish. We often use massages along with the treatment involved during Physical Therapy. All you have to do is call and schedule an appointment. 

5) Sports Training

- At PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal Training we know that not every sport need to train the same. Also Depending on position or what you do in your Sport you should train different muscle groups for max performance. There is a great concentration in injury prevention when you train at PT Squared so that you can stay in the game longer and injury free. Our Trainers have over 8 years combined experience and are former athletes themselves so we understand how important it is for you to get the best out of each session. We start every program with a 30-45 minute free consultation to make sure we can design the best programs to reach your goals as well as make sure we are a great fit. Call today and set up your consultation.

 6) Nutritious Meal Plans

- We have already made to go meals and meal plans waiting for you at PT Squared. Over 90 Percent of these Meals are Gluten Free and are as easy as putting in the Microwave for less than 2 minutes. These meals are made fresh every Sunday and never frozen to guarantee the meals never lose the nutritious value you deserve with each bite. The meal plan consist of 3 meals and 2 snack or you can come in and get whatever you like. These meals go well with people that have a busy schedule or just don’t know how to prepare or cook tasty healthy meals. Our Personal Training or Physical Therapy Clients often start following these meal plans after their very first meal.

7) Wellness Programs

- These programs combine Physical Therapy, Personal Training and Massage Therapy and are ideal for anyone looking to for a mixture of all of the above. Also helpful if you have a high deductible or no insurance at all  it can save you a lot of money and still get you better if the Therapist sees fit.

As you can see  PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal Training has a lot to offer Collierville, Piperton and Germantown, TN. We believe that you should get one on one treatment no matter what you come here for. Our Niche is simply customer service, ethics, values and our faith. We are here for you no matter what your situation is and want to give you all that we can to ensure you get the max benefits when coming to PT Squared. Call us with any questions at 901-221-2619 or email

Revelation for Massage Therapist in Collierville and Germantown,TN

Everyone knows right now that massage therapy is great for relaxation and it feels amazing! Massage Therapist serving the areas  Collierville and Germantown, TN  at PT Squared LLC try to make sure you are aware of all the health benefits that come along the Massage as well. Massage Therapist in the past have been known for pampering and lighting candles which is a great addition to all the health benefits. This is far from the only reason to have appointments with a regular Massage Therapist.

Below are some health benefits for using our Massage Therapist serving Collierville and Germantown, TN are listed below:

1) Alleviate Back Pain

2) Help with Chronic Headaches

3) Relieve Muscle aches

4) Reduce Stress 

5) Reduce Blood pressure

6) Improve Sleep

7) Boost Immunity

8) Helps with PMS

9 ) Manage Anxiety and depression

10) Quicker results from your workouts


Massages ARE NOT the same EVERYWHERE!!
Not all massages are created equal. Rest assured, however, that at PT Squared Physical Therapy and Personal Training you will receive expert care from experienced, well-trained massage therapists – certified professionals who understand the complex, nuanced interactions between the body’s nervous, muscular and skeletal systems. Expert therapeutic massage is quite literally good for everybody, and focuses on maintaining and often improving the good working order of each and every body part as well as the mind.
Muscles, tendons and ligaments work very hard each day to keep our bodies moving, but it’s easy to fall out of step periodically. Therapeutic massage helps keep our body’s many moving parts fully operational to avoid unwelcomed pain, strain or injury. If you do encounter injury or pain (as we all will eventually), rest assured that a custom therapeutic massage can actually aid in the healing process!

These are 10 of the many great Reason to see your Massage Therapist so the next time someone says all your are doing is pampering your self with a massage tell them the health benefits far outweigh the relaxation. Have a great day and be unselfish and book yourself a massage for your health. Right now PT Squared has introductory Massage rates of $49 for an introductory massage for the community of Collierville, Germantown, and Piperton, TN. Feel free to email us at or give us a call us at 901-221-2619 with any additional questions.





Back Pain not that scary

It is said that the second leading cause of disability in the US is back pain and you can stop it before it gets that far.


Even though the vast majority of people suffering from lumbar injury can get relief through conservative treatments such as exercise, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and adjusting skills are generating apprehension about the need for surgery according to this article. Back pain myths are becoming a hindrance in the treatment of back related injuries. Only 1 in a hundred people are advised to undergo spine surgery, only when all conservative methods have failed. Surveys reveal that there are myths about spinal surgery, and the belief that one surgery may lead to multiple ones is deterring the lumbar injury sufferers to seek surgery for relief. It has been observed that some even wait as many as 90 days, which is more than the stipulated period for seeking help


Back Pain Myths


“It is heartbreaking to see that myths and an unnecessary fear of surgery are holding people back from getting even the most conservative help for their back pain,” said Joseph Cheng, MD, MS, associate professor of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and NASS Public Affairs Committee chair.


Most Don’t Need Surgery

 According to Cheng, the vast majority (90 percent) of people with back pain will get better without treatment or by using conservative treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication, exercise, coping skills and physical therapy.

Spine surgery is recommended in only about 1 percent of cases, with very specific diagnoses, after a more conservative course of treatment already has been tried.


Back Pain Myths

 Despite these facts, patient concerns about potential surgery came up many times throughout the “9 for Spine” survey results. The survey shows that 66 percent of spine specialists surveyed believe that fear of possible treatments, including surgery, keeps their patients from seeking help for back pain.

Many of their patients believe the myth that once you have spine surgery, you are destined to have multiple spine surgeries. The survey also found that over 12 percent of patients wait more than 90 days from the onset of their back pain to seek help from a spine specialist—far longer than the recommended four to six weeks.


Preventing Back Pain

 When asked what advice they would offer their patients to prevent back pain, 76 percent of the specialists surveyed stressed the importance of regular exercise and nearly 50 percent urged patients not to smoke.

Said Dr. Cheng, “Right at the top of the list are common sense things like exercising regularly, not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight and using proper body posture and mechanics when using electronic gadgets or lifting heavy objects.”


Back pain myths and fear of surgery are two major reasons for people with back pain being reluctant to visit spine specialists, as revealed through surveys. According to Health News Digest’s article, many people have fear that a single surgery will lead to multiple operations, even though it has been established that only 1% need surgery for spinal problems. Some people with back pain have been observed to hold back, suffering with back pain for three months just because of the fear of surgery. Relief from back pain can be obtained through regular exercising, smoking cessation, maintaining healthy body weight, and keeping ergonomic postures when lifting heavy objects or using any gadgets. There can be no better alternative than regular exercise to keep away from back pain, if you ask me. If freehand workout helps to prevent surgery in the long run, why not do it after consulting a physician.




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Breakfast Bites 

Buenos Dias Burrito

Eggs Ranchero

Hustle and Flow

Ultimate oatmeal


Ba Beef Stew

Beefed up Brown Rice Pasta

Chicken and Quinoa

Turkey Lasagna

Spicy Chicken Salad Wrap


Salmon and Veggies

Rick’s Power Chili

Ultimate Beef Dinner

Viva La Turkey

Ultimate cobb salad


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Hummus bowl

Ultimate Brownie

Ultimate Cottage

Veggie Bowl

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