Physical Therapy Resources for Low Back Pain

Source: American Physical Therapy Association

If you have ever experienced low back pain, you are certainly not alone.

According to a 2012 survey by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), 61 percent of Americans said they have experienced low back pain, and of those, 69 percent felt it has affected their daily lives.

The good news is that most cases of low back pain are not serious and will respond well to conservative, proven treatments such as physical therapy.

Physical therapists can help prevent and manage your low back pain, in many cases, without expensive surgery or the long-term use of prescription medications.

Symptoms & Conditions

Low Back Pain
Degenerative Disk Disease
Herniated Disk
Spinal Stenosis
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