Spinal Stenosis & Lower Back Pain Physical Therapy In Crofton, MD

Have you been diagnosed with spinal stenosis as a cause of your back pain? Were you told that degenerative changes in your spine are making it difficult for you to stand up straight and walk?

If you’ve got Lower Back Pain That is Worse with standing and walking That Just Won’t Go Away


You may feel that it’s going to change and get better over time. Or you feel like you just slept weird, took too long of a walk or just have some tight muscles along your back that won’t let go! Worse, you may just have accepted it as a “fact” of life. But you don’t have to.

It’s hard to figure out sometimes what exactly caused your back pain to start BUT once it starts, it can be exhausting and unforgiving!

If you are having this back pain with standing and walking that relieves with sitting and taking a break, you are NOT alone, and we hear these types of complaints ALL the time. Spinal stenosis is one of the most common problems that we see relating to back pain in our physical therapy office in Crofton, Maryland.

A lot of our patients ask us…

“why Won’t My Pain Go Away For Good With Sitting More Often?”


“how Do I Get My Weekly Shopping Done And Walk My Dog When This Back Pain Has Been Unrelenting For Months And Months?”


“why Am I Feeling Off Balance With Walking And Sometimes Feel Like My Legs Will Give Out?”

It’s really common to feel that your back pain (aching, tightness) will resolve on its own in time.

That if you are patient enough to wait it out, it will miraculously disappear, and you will finally be able to sit again!!

But then you realize that too many months later, you are still suffering from the same debilitating pain every day that is preventing you from living your life and most likely getting worse with time.

Does this sound like you and how you feel on a regular basis?

Does it seem like no one understands or is listening to what is going on with your body? Did you go to the Doctor and they gave you some muscle relaxers or pain medications to see how things change? And NOTHING has changed??

We hear this on a regular basis at our Physical Therapy Office. But rarely is this the best advice to wait your pain out and we see that when you follow up with your Doctor the next month, little has changed. And then many people are given more medications that are stronger in nature and told to keep resting, which is very frustrating and will typically not keep your symptoms quiet.

Has this happened to you? 

Are you out there suffering with excruciating back pain that is preventing you from walking and enjoying your daily activities?

Do you feel like your aching, throbbing back pain is lasting too long? Are you lost in the mix of recommendations from your doctor, family and friends as to what you should do now? There are a lot of people that only want to help and tons of information on the internet BUT it’s not all credible or reliable information.

Is this spinal stenosis or arthritis keeping you from living your life and enjoying activities? Are you having trouble walking around the grocery store and completing your shopping trips without leaning over on the cart to reduce your back pain? And are you feeling unsteady when you are walking and afraid that you may fall if you walk too far without something to hold onto?

Maybe you feel like you have been walking too much and that is causing your back pain OR that you have overdone your exercise, sports or other activities putting too much strain on your back – but typically it is caused by years of repetitive movements that causes your issues. It can also be normal changes that occur with aging in our spine that puts stress on all the surrounding structures causing your back pain. But don’t think that you must accept it. We can and will get you to where you want to be!

Back pain caused by spinal stenosis and arthritis is a challenging condition that will affect so many aspects of your life and continue to cause problems at the most inopportune times without help. It’s even more infuriating when you don’t know how to get better and solve your problems.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

Are you living with spinal stenosis or arthritis and want to know 7 more reasons why it could be lasting longer than it should?

  • 1. You thought things would get better in time and that you must wait it out – but it’s NOT changing!
  • 2. The Doctor prescribed muscle relaxers, pain medications and rest – but the relief was only temporary and not enough of a change to get your life back.
  • 3. Some family and friends told you that back pain will get better with time and to understand that it’s normal.
  • 4. You have seen a Physical Therapist in the past or other Healthcare Professionals without the change you were seeking.
  • 5. You have searched the internet and tried a few exercises that made NO CHANGE in your pain or maybe made your back pain worse.
  • 6. You have been resting as told to do so and even tried a back brace, but it did not change your symptoms and now you feel weaker with an even harder time when trying to walk long distances.
  • 7. You went to get some massages for loosening up your muscles and have still seen no long-term change.

If any of this sounds familiar to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our specialists at our Crofton clinic, Breakaway Physical Therapy to find out what can be done to help YOU. The fact that you’ve tried any or all these things already is actually a GOOD THING because now that you can eliminate what doesn’t work - you are one step closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to schedule a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is absolutely no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help YOU make the right decision about what to do next that will be the BEST thing for your health!

What can I do to Ease My Back Pain?...

Here are 4 things to get you going on your road to recovery today:

  • 1. It’s so common to be unsure about where to turn for help. You have tried many things that have not been effective and the hope that it would resolve on its own is fading as the months continue. We decide to wait about getting help and then blink finding ourselves too many months layer and nothing has changed except you having to limit more activities. It is important to make a decision about getting help and commit to it!
  • 2. Complete the CORRECT exercises- one of the best things to do to reduce your back pain caused by spinal stenosis or arthritis is to do the proper set of progressed exercises- the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will provide you pain relief, allow you to walk farther without pain stopping you, enable you to stand up straighter without your back pain limiting you, be able to get back to your regular shopping trips and make sure that you get to the root of the problem, so that it will not return anytime soon!
  • 3. Avoid too much rest and sitting – this will make your back pain worse and eventually you will get weaker from doing less and less activity. Also sitting in awkward positions will only make your back pain worse and longer lasting. Prolonged sitting will also lead to stiffness and tension along the spine that will make you feel worse! You would benefit by being given the correct strengthening exercises and tips for standing and walking, along with hands-on-treatment, to get you active and healthy again as quickly as possible.
  • 4. Make the decision to get REAL, “hands-on” Physical Therapy- this has been proven to be effective for treating back pain caused by spinal stenosis and arthritis. At Breakaway Physical Therapy, it’s one of the most common reasons that we see patients. If your back pain is affecting your daily activities, work life, is threatening your independence and getting in the way of spending quality time with friends and family- Physical Therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Breakaway Physical Therapy can help you live with less Back Pain from Spinal Stenosis or Arthritis - we would like to invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free, no pressure appointment at our office:

Note: This Free Breakthrough Visit is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free Breakthrough visit, where we take the time to listen to your individual situation, so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – and is completely free and will provide you with clarity and information to make the best decision about your health.

So the next question is...

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Breakaway Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Your Back Pain - In the Next Few Days?”

  • We can quickly relieve the pain and stiffness - often inside a couple of treatment sessions
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on with your back pain and get to the root cause of your spinal stenosis or arthritis once and for all - often inside of 20 minutes
  • Pain can take away your energy and create restless nights - we can help you to enjoy walking and moving around to live with more energy each day
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises for YOU that will speed up your recovery
  • We can help you put an end to the need for all those muscle relaxers and painkillers that keep piling up and can harm your health in the long-term
  • We can help you avoid dangerous spinal surgery - and skip the painful injections
  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or from making repeat visits only to be given more pills!
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that back pain has stolen from you
  • We can help you walk and stand more comfortably without difficulties with balance
  • We can help you to finally get back to doing all the activities that you love without aching, throbbing, unrelenting back pain stopping you

Basically, we can help you get back to living life before the onset of chronic back pain.

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physical therapy office in Crofton, Maryland, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

“Hear From Happy Patients of Breakaway Physical Therapy”



40's from Shady Side, MD

I injured my back at work and it ended up crippling me to the point where I couldn't walk anymore. I needed help in the bathroom. I needed help to do daily function. I was embarrassed because of how debilitated I was. You guys have just been wonderful and got me back to 100%.



40's from Bowie, MD

It started as pain and cramping in my upper back and shoulder which got to the point where I was concerned I wouldn't be able to do my job anymore. I was so cramped over trying to prevent the pain that I couldn't work. I finally said, all right, let me go see a professional.



50’s from Bowie, MD

I could hardly do anything to the point where I couldn't even pick up my brand new baby. I was basically confined to a chair just kinda sitting there cause it hurt to stand for two minutes. I tried resting and heat and the doctor gave me a lot of pills and none of those worked.

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