Not too long ago, a doctor seeing a patient for low back pain might prescribe a few medications (like pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and NSAIDs), recommend a week of bed rest, and send them on their merry way. If that didn’t work, surgery would be the next step. Now, thankfully, we know better. Research has proven that there are more effective ways to treat low back pain.
It will take time for the medical community to catch up and apply this knowledge. In the meantime, it’s up to patients to educate themselves and make the best decision for their health and well-being. To help you gain more insight into this all-too-common ailment, we pulled together some important facts and statistics about lower back pain and the best ways to treat it based on the latest research.
Prevalence of Low Back Pain
Implications of Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain Treatment
If you’re ready to heal lower back pain and are considering physical therapy, don’t wait to get help. Early intervention can be an important factor for recovery. Not all low back pain is the same, and the most effective treatment will depend on your specific symptoms and condition.
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