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Got Lower Back Pain? Go See Your Physical Therapist!

Do you suffer from low back pain? Have you tried to just lay off and rest it but the pain persists? Physical therapy may be your answer.

A recent study in the journal Spine found that patients that received physical therapy within the first 4 weeks of the onset of low back pain were less likely to receive epidural steroid injections, lumbar surgery, or frequent physician office visits in the year following their initial physician visit as compared with patients who received physical therapist treatment later. Also, in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, specific trunk strengthening and balance exercises were shown to be more beneficial than just strengthening and flexibility exercises alone in people with long standing low back pain.

If you suffer from low back pain and are interested in learning specific exercises that can help you, please call us, Central Oahu PT Specialists, at 621-6400 or email at info@centraloahupt.com.

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  • I've benefited in so many ways: improved my functionality, learned to re-educate my muscles "slowly", and continued to maintain a pro-active attitude by taking control of my healing.

    C.O. - CoPT Patient

  • I appreciate, very much, that you thoroughly explained the purpose of the exercises - it is more meaningful when doing the exercise, to know its purpose.

    C.C. - CoPT Patient

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