An extraordinary sixty one percent of Americans suffer from lower back pain. At first, many seek medical attention for the relief of their symptoms by visiting their primary physician. However, many physicians follow the medicinal route by perscribing their patients medication to ease the pain and “wait” out the symptoms. During this duration of monitoring their symptoms, patients are beginning Physical Therapy later on, being deprived of crucial recovery time. In a recent analysis, data presented that receiving an early start with the proper Physical Therapy program, health cost have been reduced and benefited the overall well being of the patient. Beginning Physical Therapy Initially, many patients may be able to avoid costly alternatives such as medications and the use of treatments which may cause discomfort. Following, another similar study conducted displayed Physical Therapy to have equal success as a surgical procedure. Working with a Physical Therapist and having the appropriate regimen, will not only enhance the quality of your health, but is effective in keeping your expenses at a minimum.
This post was recommended by our Physical Therapist Joseph Sullivan, PT, OCS, CSCS, a Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. This certification, which is held by less than 10% of physical therapists, entails advanced academic and clinical skills in the field. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is recognized as a Hospital for Special Surgery Credentialed Advanced Hip Clinician. He currently practices out of our Lynbrook office.