Physical therapy is an effective treatment for acute lower back pain

Physical therapy is an effective treatment for acute lower back pain

December 12, 2022

Patients who received physical therapy within the first 30 days of experiencing acute lower back pain had a lower chance of needing further medical services (imaging, injections, surgery, and doctor visits) than those who received PT later. 

Referring patients suffering from low back pain to primary care: Impact on future health care costs and utilization

The total medical cost of patients who received early physical therapy for lower back pain (within 14 days of onset) was $2736.23 less than those who received delayed physical therapy (early PT $1810.67, later PT $3661.78). 

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PHYSICAL THERAPY
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CUPPING
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LASER THERAPY
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MANUAL THERAPY
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STEMWAVE
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ULTRASOUND

ORTHOPEDIC THERAPY
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SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION
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SPINAL MANIPULATION
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SPORTS REHAB
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VESTIBULAR THERAPY