Low Back Pain? Try Holistic Physical Therapy!

physical therapy for back pain

 

Do you or someone you know have back pain? Its pretty common. In fact, according to the Global Burden of Disease Report in 2010, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.

A new study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that Physical Therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with chronic lower back pain. The study by the University of Pittsburgh showed that Physical Therapy is a less risky option for individuals with spinal stenosis with more success in reducing pain.

Check out this article to read more about this landmark study: Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

There are many different types of Physical Therapy treatment. One particular form of Physical Therapy called, Holistic Physical Therapy, is a less invasive option to traditional. Holistic Physical Therapy incorporates a gentle type of bodywork called Manual Therapy. Manual Therapy can help to identify underlying sources for pain and disability. By treating these underlying areas of compression and promoting health from the inside out, a person can achieve more long-lasting changes in pain and movement, and return to an active pain-free life.