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Physical Therapy: The Best Choice For Patients with Low Back Pain

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Low back pain is by far the most common complaint among patients that we see. Approximately 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. A recent study funded by the U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases showed that if the option for physical therapy is available, choosing physical therapy first offers a non­invasive treatment that can save both time and money.

What does a physical therapy program for low back pain include? 

You should expect a comprehensive approach incorporating manual therapy (a hands on treatment approach), therapeutic exercise, and modalities. Most patients will experience an improvement in both the physical condition and symptoms. Patients are also taught movement awareness, knowledge of safe positions, functional strength, and coordination. All of this promotes the management of low back pain. As Physical therapists, we strive to promote wellness, healthy lifestyles, and we teach ways to prevent injuries and loss of movement. Simply put, we want to get you back to doing the things you love. Each year, 50% of American over the age of 18 develop a musculoskeletal injury that lasts longer than 3 months. We want you to know, that in case of injury or musculoskeletal pain… we’re here to help.

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