Rita woke up with a burning sensation in her legs one morning and discovered she had injured her back over 20 years ago! After undergoing surgery at Virginia Spine Institute and participating in Pilates at Virginia Therapy & Fitness Center, Rita shares her story of taking a more active role in her family’s life at the 10th Anniversary […]
Aaron suffered from extreme neck pain that impacted his family life and his job as a camera man for the French National TV. He tried several non-operative treatments and thought he would live the rest of his life in pain…until he met Dr. Schuler at Virginia Spine Institute. Hear more about Aaron’s story at the 10th Anniversary of […]
Robin served as a Navy Pilot for many years before sustaining a career-ending back injury while competing in a Triathlon. Her pain was so intense she could barely drive in the car for 5 minutes. After undergoing surgery at Virginia Spine Institute, Robin is back to living an active life as a new mom!
“Being able to […]
Not surprisingly, different patients heal at different rates. Younger, healthier people might heal more quickly than older individuals, or those with medical problems.
Activity, especially walking, seems to help the healing process more rapidly and with better strength. Unless specifically directed by your surgeon, bed rest after surgery is not recommended. Get up and around, using […]
Aside from taking more walking breaks or getting a standing desk, you can also eat to keep your structure strong.
Eat to Strengthen Your Bones, Ligaments, Cartilage, & Muscles
As we age, if we’re not taking measures to prevent it, our bones and connective tissue can start to degenerate and weaken, leaving us prone to injury. Sitting all day at work can expedite this process, since weight bearing is what makes our bones and joints stronger. […]