If your back is aching, unfortunately, you’re in good company. Nearly everyone experiences back pain at some point. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, low back pain is “the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.”
Medications can certainly be appropriate at times, but research has shown that while expenditures on pharmaceuticals for low back pain have gone up in recent years, positive outcomes in relieving the pain have not.
Rest can also be helpful for low back pain, but typically only for a day or two. After that, it is important to move, improving strength, flexibility, and oftentimes mood. Learn how physical therapy can help with all of these things, while safely and effectively breaking the negative cycle of low back pain with this informative article from the News Transcript.
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Physical therapy offers a safe and effective alternative to drugs in treating low back pain
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