Back Pain

How to Put an End to Back Pain and Stiffness – Without Taking Painkillers, Risking Surgery, and Injection


Want to learn more about your back pain?

If you’ve got lower back pain, stiffness or an ache – it’s very tempting to think that it’s nothing, that it will go away on its own. Or, you pass it off as having just “slept awkwardly”, or that it’s just a “spasm” or a bit of stiffness that “everyone” your age suffers from…

There’s no obvious reason why it happened – but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere!

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Lower Back Pain and Sciatica is THE most common problem that we see at Empowerment Physical Therapy.  

And when it comes to living with back pain, everybody we see wants to know

Why is This Happening to Me?


Why Am I Still Suffering With Back Pain After Putting Up With It For 6 Months (Maybe More)?

Most people think that when they get Back Pain, it’s just going to go away on it’s own…

Does That Sound Like You?

That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, it’ll be as if the back pain never happened… But then 6 months later you’re still living with back pain – often even worse than it was when it came on.

Another scenario we see all the time is when people go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them to rest and “try these painkillers – see how it goes – come back in 4-6 weeks.”

But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up going back to the Doctor again because it hasn’t got any better. Worse, they’re often given yet another prescription of even stronger pills, and advised MORE rest. This is MADNESS and explains why so many people aged 40+ are suffering with chronic lower back pain.

Has This Type Of Thing Happened To You?

Why else does back pain last longer than it should do? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice – but not all of it is credible.

Maybe you think your back pain was caused by doing something – like lifting or sleeping awkwardly – but really it was caused by years and years of poor posture that caused the muscles in your lower back to become weak and the lifting of the awkward sleeping position was just the EFFECT of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing – back pain can be very confusing and because of this, many people just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ – as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With Back Pain, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physical therapist at Empowerment Physical Therapy to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work – you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book 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 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.

“What Can I Do To Get Rid Of MY Back Pain Quickly?”…

Well, here’s 4 things you can do:

If you would like to know how the Empowerment Team can help you live with less Back pain – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free online visit:


Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or sceptical 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 taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

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

Here’s just a few of the things our Empowerment Team can do for you:

Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of chronic back pain

If you want to know what it costs – and what availability we have at Empowerment Physical Therapy, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:

Patient Testimonials

Juju Beans

I recommend Shi Feng because he is an amazing physical therapist well worth the time and money.

For context, I threw out my lower back on April 25th, in the middle of returning a tennis serve. Spasms hit my lower back as I finished my return shot causing me to lose my ability to do anything normal (e.g. walk, stand, sit, get up on my own, put on my socks).

I was in desperate need to be normal again. I found Shi Feng and he really came to my rescue Sunday, April 28th. On Sunday, April 28th, I was able to get up from dining room chairs but could not get up from my couch. I could walk extremely slowly but with a limp. Any quick movements caused spasms and all of the activities listed above caused some sort of pain.

When Shi Feng visited, he was very patient. He asked about any historical conditions, asked about my day to day activities, and took the time to really learn about me and my body condition. Shi Feng seems to have a combination of eastern and western techniques to help relieve muscle pain. He provided a cupping experience on my back, which relieved any pain and strain for at least 2 hours so that he could show me the physical therapy exercises I could do to strengthen my core. Shi Feng also used a myofascial tool to feel out the pain points that needed work and provided exercises that targeted the stressed areas. Shi Feng explained the causes of lower back pain and provided me with a track to get back to normal state. Shi Feng is very knowledgeable.

I find that when the job is done, most people go away until called again for another session. To my pleasant surprise, Shi Feng is the exact opposite. He looked for ways to get free equipment that can further assist me in my recovery. Shi Feng followed up on my progress and kept me accountable for the exercises I promised I’d do. All of this came with no extra charge. This shows that he simply cares about the people he works with and is very into his career.

Today is May 28, a little over a month after my incident, and I’ve regained most of my mobility. I once again feel normal and can play some recreational tennis. I really thank Shi Feng for all of his assistance throughout the month. It was a unique experience and I don’t think I’d be where I am today without his help.

SriKanth S

I’m struggling with hip and foot pain for close to a couple of years now. I’ve had 4 epidurals in the back and 2 steroid injections in the hip so far and nothing seemed to help. I’ve also been to a lot of PT sessions at different places and no relive from the pain.

After the epidurals and the steroids failed recently, I wanted to do more conservative treatment and looked online for good reviews for a PT and found Empowerment. True to all the reviews online, Shi-Feng Lin had a really good diagnosis of my problem and making good progress just under a handful of sessions. He identified problems with my posture, gluteus muscle in the hip and the upper back not being able to stretch properly. The thing I like most about them is instead of addressing the symptoms, Shi-Feng addressed the root cause so the symptoms doesn’t pop again. Even though, I’m still at the early stages of the PT and have a few weeks to go, I feel truly confident I will be back to normal very soon.

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Dr. Shi-Feng Lin, Physical Therapy

Made in China and have lived in New York City since 9 years-old, Dr. Shi-Feng  graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelors in Health & Exercise Science in 2010. He went on to pursue his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and graduated from Sage Graduate School in 2013. He has worked in an orthopedic outpatient private practice since graduation and has developed an eclectic approach in his treatment philosophy from his extensive pursue in continuing education.

When he’s not treating, Shi Feng likes to stay active and plays in a friday league basketball, exploring rivers/lakes with his inflatable kayak.  

  • Qualifications: Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • Born: China
  • Now Lives: New York City
  • Certifications:
    Applied Prevention & Health Promotion Therapist
    Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
    Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
    Certified Titleist Performance Institute
  • Hobbies: kayaking, biking, hiking, camping
  • Team:  San Antonio Spurs and New York Giants
  • Show: Whose Line Is It?
  • Food: Korean and Japanese

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