Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Effective in Both Outcome and Cost, Researchers Note

Last updated: 04-15-2018

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Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Effective in Both Outcome and Cost, Researchers Note

Low back pain patients who underwent early physical therapy reportedly had better outcomes than those who did not. Early physical therapy was also more cost-effective, according to researchers. In the study, published recently in the journal Spine, researchers studied the effect of early physical therapy on 220 patients with low back pain, with respect to both outcomes and costs. All of the patients visited a primary care provider between March 2011 and November 2013. In addition, they all we...


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