Choose PT first for help with Low Back Pain
showed that only 10% of physician visits for low back pain actually resulted in physical therapy referrals from 1997-2010. During this same period of time, opioid prescriptions increased. At Blue Hills Sports & Spine we are a bit biased on whether or not Physical Therapy should be the first choice for people with back pain...especially before trying opioid medications! The CDC recently reported that on 28% of U.S. adults had reported some type of low back pain over the last three months. If you are in the age group between 55-75 the ratio increases to 33%. That is one third of the population reporting low back pain. Before you let yourself (or loved ones) start using opioids, make sure that you are discussing Physical Therapy first with your doctor...it helps! At Blue Hills Sports & Spine we are well known for our approach to the treatment of neck and low back pain. Come see us and change your life for the better.