After nearly two months of severe mid thoracic back pain, spasm, and sleepless nights, an MRI confirmed my worst fears that I had a very large thoracic disc herniation. My skilled neurosurgeon at Riverside suggested I attempt physical therapy and recommended Sasha Digges. I was willing to give anything a try but was skeptical and thought I was just delaying the inevitable. I was certain I would require surgery.
After a thorough initial assessment, Sasha determined that my disc herniation was likely secondary to a poor range of motion in my hips, which placed the stress of my golf swing on my thoracic spine. Although this was something we would need to correct going forward, first at hand was the need to break the cycle of back spasm. Sasha recommended Functional Dry Needling. I was again skeptical, but, after the brief fifteen-minute procedure, I felt my first relief from pain in months! The spasm was gone and we were ready to start working on the root cause of the problem.
Over the course of the next month, working in an atmosphere that was clean, professional, friendly, and fun, Sasha and his team helped me develop an exercise routine that markedly improved the flexibility of my entire spine, hips, and legs. As a result, I am completely pain free and can swing a golf club faster than ever.
I would highly recommend visiting Sasha Digges and his team at PEAK Physical Therapy if you are suffering from back pain and considering surgery. Although it may not alleviate everyone’s need for surgical treatment, you’ll at least know that you did all you could to alleviate the problem before going under the knife.