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Physical Therapy

Managing pain and preventing it from extending to other areas of the spine is often preferable to surgery if the patient’s case is not extreme. If pain in the lower back has lasted more than two weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences, our spine specialists may advise back pain exercises and physical therapy for back treatment in order to prevent further recurrences and problems.

Your therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy direct to the patient using a variety of techniques and products including heat/ice packs, TENs units, and Ultrasound.

In addition, stretching and physical exercise is also required to rehabilitate the spine and you may be advised to use daily stretching techniques and low-impact aerobic conditioning exercises, such as walking cycling, swimming, three times a week which will all provide back pain relief. Specific exercise to bulk up your back muscles, to regain some shock absorbing ability may also be necessary.

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Physical Therapy Articles

Abstract Decompression surgery is the most common surgical treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Relatively low satisfaction rate was reported.
Abstract Study design: Register study with prospectively collected data. Objective: The aim was to investigate reoperation rates at the index
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Abstract Background: Single and multilevel lumbar arthroplasty has had excellent results, but the L5-S1 level frequently has pathology that precludes
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Abstract Objective: Long-term outcomes of single-level lumbar arthroplasty are understood to be very good, with the most recent Investigational Device
Abstract Study design: Retrospective longitudinal cohort study. Objective: To investigate the impact of facet joint opening (FJO) on clinical outcomes
Abstract Study design: Propensity-matched retrospective study of patients prospectively enrolled in Danespine. Objective: The aim of this study was to

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