Medical literature suggests that 4 out of every 5 people have lower back pain at some point in their lives. The Archives of Internal Medicine reported in 2010 that the direct costs of treatment for low back pain in the U.S. are over $50 billion/year.
According to the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most back pain is caused by a pulled muscle, awkward lifting of heavy objects, bad posture, weakness in the trunk muscles or generally poor overall fitness. These factors can cause sudden back pain that can become chronic or persistent and can continue to be troublesome over time.
With many treatment options available, patients often wonder, ‘What is the most effective treatment for my back pain?’ A person may be offered many options including surgery, but there is more and more research uncovering the value of getting treated by a high-quality PT ASAP. Often-times medications are prescribed, and imaging is ordered, which takes time away from you getting better. Getting to PT sooner rather than later can make a big difference in how quickly you recover.
At VPT our Doctors of PT, Mary and Bryan, are trained in assessing your back pain to ensure that something more serious is not causing the pain and then to provide the most effective treatments to get you out of pain. We are Victoria’s experts in the non-surgical treatment of spine injuries. We help patients recover using hands-on physical therapy and specific exercises aimed at getting you better while also fending off future problems.
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