Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

A study published in the journal Health Services Research suggests trying physical therapy first may may cost patients less in the long run, as well as curb reliance on opioids.

from NPR

Though Americans spend an estimated $80 billion to $100 billion each year in hopes of easing their aching backs, the evidence is mounting that many pricey standard treatments — including surgery and spinal injections — are often ineffective and can even worsen and prolong the problem.

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