Eight of 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Additionally, 25 percent of the population has had low-back pain within the last three months. Back pain accounts for 10 percent of primary care physician visits and $86 billion in health care spending annually. A 2015 study published in BMC Health Services, a health care journal, says many of these costs associated with acute, non-specific back pain can be reduced by up to 60 percent when the patient sees a physical therapist early.
Movement is medicine
Evidence points to physical therapy as the obvious first step in assessing and treating back pain. A physical therapist can send you down a very different, yet very effective, treatment path than one that begins with prescription medication or advanced imaging – like an MRI. It can also be much easier on the pocketbook.
As Orthopedic Clinical Specialists, we specialize in treating and rehabilitating patients with neck and back pain. Whether you’ve been injured in an accident or have lived with discomfort for years, we can help.Beat #BackPain
Exercise—most any type of exercise—can reduce your risk of recurring low-back pain by between 25 to 40 percent.
– JAMA Internal Medicine, January 2016
Commonly treated conditions
- Acute and Chronic Disc Herniation, Protrusion Prolapse
- Degenerative Joint Disease-Facet Joint Arthritis
- Segmental Movment Dysfunction
- Post Spinal Fusion
- Nerve Entrapment/Impingement/Compression
- Postural Retraining and Ergonomics
- Chronic Back and Neck Pain