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Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain One type of lower back pain, called lumbar spinal stenosis, is sometimes treated with surgery. But physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer unwanted complications — some of them life-threatening — than surgery, according to a study published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine. Stenosis means narrowing. In lumbar spinal stenosis, the space inside the lowest part of the spinal canal has narrowed.

Why Your Back Pain Isn’t Getting Better

Are you someone who has tried everything and still can’t find relief from lower back pain?  Have you been wondering why your back pain isn’t getting better? Here are are few reasons your back pain may not be improving… Not getting a good night’s sleep Research indicates that quality of sleep plays a crucial role in improving outcomes in chronic pain patients. According to a few significant studies, a staggering number of chronic pain physical therapy patients (40-50%) feel better with just one single

Back Pain: Not Just for Adults

When we think about back pain, we tend to think that adults are the only ones suffering from it. But that just isn’t the case, and it’s time we start paying attention because back pain is not just for adults. Every school year, millions of children walk to, from, and around school carrying backpacks. Just about the time a child enters middle school, his or her backpack burden starts to grow. Laden with everything from books, to sports gear, to cell

Sitting is slowly killing us

Sitting is slowly Killing all of us Things just aren’t what they used to be in many ways. As a culture, we used to fill our days with standing, working on crops in our fields, gathering or hunting for our food then later came standing working in factories or mills. With modern advances such as computers, television and desk jobs, many of us sit for the majority of the day and recently we have discovered some staggering statistics. The average American now sits for 9.3 hours

Physical Therapy, Exercise best for Low Back Pain

Physical Therapy, Exercise best for Low Back Pain Do you know what is best for low back pain? Go to the doctor? Take pills? Call your favorite PT? When you have lower back pain, you want to know what the best thing to do about it is, right? Research has been done and it has some good information. Conservative treatments such as physical therapy and exercises for workers’ compensation patients with chronic low back pain had better outcomes than spinal fusion