Physical Therapy for Back Pain Relief

Is back pain affecting your daily life? Do you find it difficult to perform even the simplest of tasks, such as sitting or prolonged standing? Is it making it hard to enjoy your favorite activities?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should see a physical therapist. Appropriate physical therapy treatment not only helps to decrease your pain, but it can also help keep it from returning1, which makes it easier to live your life pain free.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

It's proven effective:

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It's a personalized solution, not just a quick fix:

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If you'd like more information, download the physician referral form below, and ask your doctor if physical therapy is right for you.

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References:

  1. Childs JD, Fritz JM, Flynn T, et al. A clinical prediction rule to identify patients with low back pain most likely to benefit from spinal manipulation: a validation study. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(12):920-928.
  2. Fairbank J, Frost H, Wilson-Macdonald J, et al; for the Spine Stabilisation Group. Randomised controlled trial to compare surgical stabilisation of the lumbar spine with an intensive rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: the MRC spine stabilisation trial. BMJ. 2008;330(7502):1233. Epub 2005 May 23.
  3. CPTA Patient Survey, 2007.
  4. Fritz JM, Cleland JA, Speckman M, Brennan GP, Hunter SJ. Physical therapy for acute low back pain: associations with subsequent healthcare costs. Spine. 2008;33(16):1800-1805.
  5. Delitto A, Erhard RE, Bowling RW. A treatment-based classification approach to low back pain syndrome: identifying and staging patients for conservative treatment. Phys Ther. 1995;75(6):470-485.

NOTE: Physical therapy may not be for everyone, such as those who have a history of cancer, or severe systemic or neurological conditions; those who have experienced recent/significant unexplained weight loss, have structural deformities, have spine fracture, or have lost bowel or bladder function; those who have difficulty with walking; or those who have used steroids.

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