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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

J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2022 Jun 27. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1748767. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Spinal
Spine J. 2022 Jun 24:S1529-9430(22)00269-8. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2022.06.008. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND CONTEXT: Although the results of decompression surgery for lumbar
World Neurosurg. 2022 Jun 24:S1878-8750(22)00877-4. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2022.06.092. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To compare 1) postoperative milligram equivalents (MME) prescriptions for
Spinal Stenosis Symptoms
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Jun 28;23(1):619. doi: 10.1186/s12891-022-05562-9.ABSTRACTSTUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study.BACKGROUND: To assess and compare the clinical
Spinal Stenosis Symptoms
Technol Health Care. 2022 Jun 10. doi: 10.3233/THC-223389. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Surgical decompression is the intervention of choice for
Lumbar slipped Disc
Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2022 May 9;35(4):451-454. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2022.2058832. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTSacral insufficiency fracture is becoming increasingly recognized as a

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