How Sharon, (aged 58) got her life back (no pills, no surgery). Even with 10+ years of chronic back pain

One of my dear clients, Sharon (aged 58), had been diagnosed with 2 “disc herniations’ and “Degenerating discs” of her lumbar spine.

She’d been suffering from chronic back pain for 10 years, but it was getting worse, especially in the past 3 months…

Getting out of bed was a struggle, gardening was out of the question, and just even going for a short walk made her back so stiff and sore that she just wanted to shut down…

Sharon is tough though…

She’s got a High Pain Tolerance, and tries to “push through” no matter what…

She tries her best to stay active, is very conscious about what she eats, and she is STRONGLY AGAINST taking painkillers.

Which is why she felt so frustrated when the doctor “barely even looked at her”, spent only 15 minutes, and told her she NEEDED to take painkillers, and simply just…“rest”

To make matters worse…

A trip to the “specialist” 2 months later wasn’t much more helpful when her MRI revealed “2 disc herniations” and “degenerative arthritis” in her lumbar spine,

Doctor said she was facing:

-Injections and needed stronger painkillers

-Potentially life altering, dangerous surgery

– And that the “degeneration” in her back was irreversible and she needed to just “accept it” and “manage the pain”


How did Sharon, 6 months later, make a full recovery, without taking a single pill, and without needing an injection or surgery?

Because at Empower Physical Therapy & Wellness, we were able to diagnose the real, root cause of her pain.

The BIGGEST problem today in traditional health care is the fact that most doctors, and health professionals treat every single person with back pain exactly the same…

Which means almost every person with a back injury is “labeled” as a “disc herniation” or “arthritic”…

NO individualized attention

NO process of “figuring the problem out”

NO consideration of other “more realistic” causes such as weak muscles, stiff joints, or “movement compensation”

This leads to a DANGEROUS, systemic problem of “treating symptoms instead of taking the time necessary to identify causes”.

For Sharon, like MOST others we have helped with “disc problems” or “degenerating discs”, we realized that the ROOT cause of her pain was NOT from her “discs” or “arthritis”…but it was from:

-“scar tissue” in the muscles and tissues along her spine (this was from inflammation that had built up because of “repetitive stress”)

-“muscle imbalances” and weakness in her core/hips, that dated back to an old hip injury she had 15 years ago while skiing

– and “poor movement habits” that developed from “compensation” since she had been “guarding” her back for such a long time (this caused her to bend with “poor form” and unable to “squat” correctly)

These were all legitimate problems that will NEVER show up on an “x-ray” or an “MRI”.

While x-rays and MRI’s may tell you what is going on inside your back, they won’t tell you the important information of “WHY your back is hurting”…

By being able to address these problems through a very structured, individualized, and detailed process of healing her body (naturally)…

She was now able to:

– Garden 3 times a week WITHOUT needing advil

– Walk 4 miles EVERYDAY (without her back seizing up)

– Able to sit comfortably and go on long drives to Moab with her family and 2 grandchildren (without needing to pull-over every 30 minutes to stretch her back)

For Sharon…

It all started when she claimed her very own, FREE BACK PAIN TIPS report from us, “7 Simple Ways To Finally END Back Pain & Stiffness … Without Taking Painkillers Or Having To Wait To See Your Doctor!” ($12 value)

(just click on the link to the next web-page, click the orange button and fill out a quick, 10 second webform to receive your report)


This report is unlike many other “back pain products” because it is NOT focused on ONLY relieving your pain, but tells you how to IDENTIFY, and ELIMINATE the CAUSES of your pain…

The goal of this report is NOT to give you a “magic pill” or a “quick fix”, but to give you actionable advice, and help you take back control of your body without pain “dictating your life.”


If you would instead, like to “fast track” your recovery, find out about our AMAZING offer of a FREE 30-minute “Discovery Visit”


And schedule your FREE 30-minute “Discovery Visit” with me today.


Casey Murphy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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About The Author

Casey Murphy

Dr. Casey Murphy is the Founder of Wheat Ridge’s Leading Specialist Physical Therapy Practice for People in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s+, who want to keep healthy and active. You may know of Casey for her ability to keep people free from painkillers, injections, and surgery. Her mission is to keep people from being sidelined from life and get them back to doing the things they love. Dr. Murphy is also certified in Pilates and teaches rehab Pilates classes as well as utilizes her training to assist in recovery and regaining motor control and stability.