On March 22, 2010 I was slew-footed in a hockey game and landed horribly such that I really couldn’t move my back. It exasperated a back issue that I was already dealing with but now was so bad that it actually hurt when I breathed. I saw Dr. Stoddard on March 24, 2010 and he diagnosed me as having a sprained facet joint. He told me that if I was going to have any back problem, this was the one to have as it would heal with time and consistent treatment.
Thankfully after a full 5 weeks of 2x/week and my self-imposed diligence on many build-up exercises, I was pain-free. For a very athletic person, this was something I really needed to get back to normal to resume my active lifestyle. Thanks for the diagnosis and recommendation as it helped to cure me just in time for golf season!