Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Reduces Invasive Procedures and Opioid Usage


Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Reduces Invasive Procedures and Opioid Usage

At Professional, we are committed to helping you understand the lasting benefit of early physical therapy.

This article illustrates the growing trend of encouraging physical therapy for a multitude of reasons. When your long-term healthcare plan includes physical therapy as an early solution to treating pain, it can help to reduce the need for invasive procedures and prescription drugs.

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From UHC Tips to help Prevent and treat back pain

 

Included in the article are some statistics that illustrate the widespread impact of low back pain; “Nearly 70% of people experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime, and about one-quarter of adults in the United States report experiencing the condition in the past three months.” 2 3

At Professional, we are committed to helping you transform your life without having to rely on invasive surgeries or the use of prescription medications where they are not absolutely necessary.

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2 Kassebaum NJ, Arora M, Barber RM, et al. Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. Lancet 2015;388:1603–1658.

3 Hoy D, March L, Brooks P, et al. The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014; 73(6):968-74.

 

If you’re suffering from low back pain and want to learn more about physical therapy as an alternative to prescription pain medication, request an appointment today with Professional.