Lower back pain is the most prevalent type of pain many suffer from in the United States. Experiencing discomfort and pain, hospital visits and prescribed pain killers are the most common treatment in dealing with lower back ailments. Recently, Health care institutions have done extensive research based on private insurance claim data; leading to the decision that allows Medicaid patients to access physical therapy and other effective methods to combat lower back pain. The overall agreement to further better the treatment for lower back pain, anticipates that their is a reduction in pain killer dependency. Pain killers only suppress the pain for a minimal amount of time and can become a substance that is highly addictive. Studies have exhibited that while receiving the proper physical therapy, it eliminated the need for unnecessary and costly procedures. Following, those receiving physical therapy had an overall lower cost, chance of emergency room visits and a use of prescribed pain killers diminished. Amongst conflicting views, this bill will hopefully pass soon allowing physical therapy to become an economical and successful way to treat lower back pain.