Education from a Physical Therapist Before Back Surgery May Reduce Cost, Improve Outcomes

Greg Schroeder Back Pain

While physical therapists are known as hands-on, movement specialists, evidence is beginning to suggest their ability to teach can improve outcomes and reduce health care costs as well. A recent study published in the journal Spine (Preoperative pain neuroscience education for lumbar radiculopathy – August 15, 2014, followed a group of individuals who were undergoing surgery of the lumbar spine. …

Are Doctors Good at Managing Back Pain?

baw Back Pain

A new research report published recently found that most physician are doing a poor job following published guidelines for managing back pain. Too many opiod medications and not enough Physical Therapy is being recommended. A recent piece done by NBC sheds light on this problem. When the initial treatment for back pain is wrong the chance of chronic pain, narcotic …

Back Pain

baw Back Pain

All physical therapists are prepared through education and experience to treat people who have low back pain. However, when choosing a Physical Therapist to treat your low back you may want to consider the following: 1. A physical therapist who is experienced in treating people with orthopedic, or musculoskeletal, problems. 2. A physical therapist who is a board-certified clinical specialist …