Just because it’s common does not make navigating day-to-day activities with back pain any easier. You may be at the point where ignoring it just isn’t working. As you look into treatment options, you may find online information too general and tips from friends just don’t help.
We hope that this guide will give you insight into how physical therapy can help you find freedom from your back pain.
Think of physical therapy as first aid for back pain
Whether this is your first back injury or you’ve been on a lifelong journey of pain management, when flare-ups happen physical therapy should be your first line of defense. Research shows physical therapy:
- Is cost effective
- Has less negative side effects than surgery or medication
- Can be as effective as surgery for certain types of back problems
Physical therapy is a partnership that puts you in the driver’s seat of your own health. We work alongside you so that you can gain the knowledge and tools that you need. We will help you reach your goals and maintain your progress at home.
The American Physical Therapy Association recommends seeking out help within days of the initial incident or if your pain is steadily getting worse. Research indicates that people who seek out physical therapy within 14 days of their physician’s referral have reduced risk of:
- subsequent surgery
- physician visits
- opioid use
- advanced imaging
Total health care costs were an average of $2,736.23 lower for early-seekers versus those who delayed treatment.
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