Recent studies show early referral to physical therapy after low back injury can lower the risk of surgery, injections and frequent doctor visits.

Gellhorn AC, Chan L, Martin B, Friedly J. Management patterns in acute low back pain: The role of physical therapy. Spine. 2012; 37(9): 775-782.

In times past, if someone experienced low back pain, it was thought bed rest and time was the healing factor.  We know now that from the start a combination of rest and movement is important for a smooth recovery. A recent study showed a referral to physical therapy early on lowered the risk of surgery, injections, and frequent doctor visits compared to those who received physical therapy at later times. At Creative Therapeutics, we help you understand the causes of your back pain and teach you safe and effective stretches and strengthening exercises for a lifetime of back health.

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