IS PHYSICAL THERAPY AS EFFECTIVE AS SURGERY?…

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Is physical therapy as effective as surgery for lumber spinal stenosis? Well according to Medical News Today ‘Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) who followed an evidence-based, standardized physical therapy (PT) regimen achieved similar symptom relief and improvements in physical functioning as those who underwent surgical decompression, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.’

So, have they got it all wrong over the years and doing ‘more’ is better than doing ‘less’ for your pain. Maybe this only applies to lumber spinal stenosis so I guess the jury is still out for any other type of back pain.

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2 thoughts on “IS PHYSICAL THERAPY AS EFFECTIVE AS SURGERY?…

  1. I have a feeling doctors are not always right.They told me my back would never go better but when after 5 years I raised the washing up bowl I felt great relief in about 6 weeks.Treat Your Own Back has good stretching exercises… preumably there are many causes.Tension exacerbates it…:)xx

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  2. As you know I suffer greatly with my back and have had a very hard few months after falling down some stairs in January. What I noticed this time is how the different parts that flared up have recovered with some taking a lot longer than others even though I have done the same exercises etc. I guess as we get older a lot of the pain is age related. xx

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