Physical Therapy Leads to Less Opioid Use!

A recent study (news article link) “suggests that if people who suffer from things like lower back pain choose to do physical therapy, rather than initially taking painkillers, there’s a nearly 90 percent probability they won’t eventually need any of that type of medication.” The underline is mine because the vast majority of people (including…
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Lee's Summit Physical Therapy Back Pain Surgery

What’s the #1 predictor of getting back surgery for back pain?

If you have back pain, the possibility that you might need surgery is something that might worry you. It’s something that worries many of my patients. So, what are the chances you are going to get a risky and expensive surgery? Let’s look at the predictors in a large study that was done a few…
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