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Tackling Prospective Back Pain with Early Physical Therapy


The National Institutes of Health states lower back pain to be the most common cause of job disability and absence from the workplace, and the institute highly suggests early treatment with physical therapy to relieve or avoid pain. Julie Fritz, a clinical research scientist at Intermountain Healthcare explains that contrary to conventional belief, the use of therapy doesn’t automatically increase costs. Physical Therapists have a great deal of education and training in reducing lower back pain, often without the need for any surgery or prescription medications in conjunction with the treatment.