Physical Therapy may be as Good as Surgery for Common Back Problem


Submitted by Penrose Physical Therapy

“Physical therapy may work as well as surgery for easing symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, a common cause of nerve damage and lower back pain among older people, a study suggests.”

Read more about the study here.

“People in pain are poor decision-makers,” says the investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of a new book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery.

Approximately 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lifetime with millions in chronic pain.  Many people are lost as to what to do and are taking unnecessary addictive opoids leading to tolerance to the drug causing the pain to escalate.  In some cases the increased pain is actually caused by the opoids.

The truth is, as Ramin’s extensive research indicates, all that most people need to do is keep moving. At Penrose Physical Therapy we are committed to LISTENING to your story and get you moving in ways that are gradual.

Also consider this: In a poll at a 2009 conference in Bonita Springs, Florida, 99 out of 100 surgeons who were asked whether they’d elect to have lumbar fusion surgery if it were recommended to them said “absolutely not.”

Watch this video to learn some myths about back pain and the exercises people think help get a stronger “back.”

You can also request a free tips report for low back pain on our website as well! Visit the Penrose Physical Therapy website for more information. Visit the Penrose YouTube

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