Recommend this facility to anyone recovering from major back surgery as staff are friendly, competent, supportive and customize PT to the individual.
In my early 20s, I really started to notice my pain increasing. After work, I would come home and lay down, sometimes for hours, because my back would be so sore. I would avoid activities that I used to enjoy, like kayaking and bike riding, because it hurt my back too much. I have always been pretty active and loved going to the gym. I was finding it hard, though, to motivate myself because I was always in pain. My husband was the one who pushed me to follow up with a specialist in my mid-20s, after noticing my pain increase.
My pain made it difficult for me to enjoy activities such as kayaking or bike riding. It was also uncomfortable to hike for long periods of time.
My husband was the one who pushed me to follow up with a specialist, after noticing my pain increase. He found Virginia Spine Institute online after looking at reviews for spinal specialists in the Northern Virginia area.
After being under the care of several spine specialists in the past, Hannah arrived in my office to gain new insight into her scoliosis condition. As an active young professional, she expressed that she enjoys working out, running, hiking, and traveling. We built trust and rapport as we discussed my findings in her extensive physical examination, reviewing her diagnostic imaging, and discussing her long-standing history of bracing and scoliosis management. In order for her to get back to her career and active lifestyle, and really just regain overall quality of life, we agreed that undergoing scoliosis reconstruction surgery would be the most effective option. Through the recent advances in modern spine care, I performed a robot-guided spinal fusion. This technology accelerates the patient’s recovery. Robot-guidance also can increase the accuracy and safety of surgical procedures and allow these procedures to be performed with less intra-operative radiation exposure. I am proud of Hannah’s courage to address her life-long scoliosis and get back to the life she deserves!