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May 2017

Do You Suffer With Sciatica or Back Pain? The Most Cost Effective Treatment is Physical Therapy

Suffering with sciatica or back pain can make life very difficult at times. Over 80% of people will suffer an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime. Many experience chronic back or radiating leg pain that interferes with their ability to enjoy life fully. Do you find yourself watching how you bend down, stand up, or lift objects, because of potential pain? It’s time to have a physical therapist examine your back. A study in the medical journal SPINE shows that referrals by doctors to physical therapy early for the treatment of back pain, significantly improved

results and lowered costs. In the study, patients SAVED on average $2736.36 for their low back pain treatment, by having physical therapy treatment first. If you are suffering with back pain or sciatica, ask your doctor to send you to our expert physical therapists first, or give us a call to learn more about how we can help you. Fast, complete, and low cost results are what you deserve. Primary Care Referral of Patients With Low Back Pain to Physical Therapy: Impact on Future Health Care Utilization and Costs Fritz, Julie M. PT, PhD, ATC*; Childs, John D. PT, PhD†; Wainner, Robert S. PT, PhD‡; Flynn, Timothy W. PT, PhD§ Spine: 01 December 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 25 - p 2114–2121

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