Home Improvement Projects Can Result in a Back, Neck Injury

Some people enjoy home improvement projects. Other people would rather avoid these altogether. And then there are those who take on these projects as a means of saving time and money.

Regardless of how you feel about a particular project, your safety and well-being should always come first. You never want to put your health at risk.

Unfortunately, even when you take safety precautions, you never know if something could go wrong.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent patient who suffered an injury at home:

I have had lower back problems occasionally, but when I injured it doing emergency plumbing at home it revealed a significant problem. I was first treated by an Orthopedic Practice and was offered medication and PT, with poor results. In fact the PT made things worse for my lower back, with numbness and tingling as well as weakness in my legs, encouraged me to consider a 2nd opinion.

After consulting with us, we ordered another MRI to get a more detailed view of the problem area. From there, we scheduled a surgical procedure with the goal of correcting the problem once and for all.

If you’re injured at home, regardless of the cause, don’t assume you can treat the issue on your own. Seek a professional opinion to ensure that you’re taking all the right steps.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.

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