Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: A New Consensus

American Physical Therapy Association Journals are speaking up! Physical therapy offers the alternative between drugs and surgical intervention.

Early Intervention Physical Therapy is Most Cost-Effective:

  • A study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced use of health care resources over a 2-year period ....Read More:

Imaging and Opioids are NOT Recommended as First-line Intervention:

  • Clinical guideline recommendations in military and civilian settings are to avoid opioids and advanced imaging procedures as a first-line of treatment. However, research done mainly in civilian settings reveals that clinical practice is inconsistent with these recommendations.…Read More:​

Physical Therapy's Effects Equal to Surgery for Spinal Stenosis Symptoms:

  • Physical therapy for spinal stenosis is as effective as surgery and should be fully considered as a first-choice treatment option, according to a new study that is the first to directly compare….Read More:

Citations in descending order:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25772625

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25844995

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25844995

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