Customized physical therapy may be a useful way to ease low back pain, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans a new study says. Researchers from La Trobe University observed that ‘many patients with low-back disorders persisting beyond 6 weeks do not recover.
Raj Suppiah, MScPT
Last week, we talked about getting in to see your physiotherapist as soon as you experience back pain. This week, we’ll talk about the variety of ways physiotherapy can help. A recent article in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy described the ways to treat back pain based on the best research evidence. LOW BACK PAIN IS SO COMMON THAT 8 OF 10 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE IT AT SOME TIME IN THEIR LIVES. Although the pain in your back may feel severe to you, most low back pain is not due to a serious problem. Physiotherapists should be able to assess, diagnose and intervene without the use of diagnostic imaging.