Types of Treatment
Research suggests that 4 out of every 5 people have lower back pain at some point in their lives.
In February 2010, the Archives of Internal Medicine reported that the direct costs of treatment for low back pain in the United States are over $50 billion a year. This is more than half the amount spent yearly on cancer treatment.
According to the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most back pain is caused by muscle strain, awkward lifting of heavy objects, bad posture, weak core muscle strength or generally poor overall fitness. These factors can cause both sudden back pain and chronic, persistent back pain that remains troublesome over time. A whopping 13 million Americans see their doctor each year looking for relief from chronic low back pain.
With many treatment options available, patients may wonder, ‘What is the best treatment for my back pain?’ While surgical procedures are often the first suggestion, physical therapy is often more effective – and non-invasive! The therapists at SporTherapy are experts in the non-surgical treatment of spine injuries. We help patients recover using hands-on physical therapy and supervised, targeted exercise while also fending off future problems.
How we provide Spine Care At SporTherapy
The SporTherapy team provides an early intervention outlet for patients with orthopaedic issues, leading to a reduction of imaging and prescription drugs. In fact, early intervention with SporTherapy’s spine experts can save you 50% in medical costs for back pain. Low back pain patients who receive physical therapy immediate after pain begins and adhere to their treatment plan spend $3,000 a year on associated healthcare costs. Those who delayed receiving care and did not adhere to their treatment plan spend $6,000 a year on associated healthcare costs.
Those who suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis will find that physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer side effects and complications!, than surgery. In April 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine published a study that used 169 men and women with lumbar spinal stenosis. All agreed to have surgery – half right away. The other half participated in a specifically designed physical therapy program. Participants in both groups saw benefits as early as 10 weeks after surgery or beginning physical therapy. Two years later, lower back pain had continued to decline while function improved, and there was no difference in pain or physical function between the surgery and physical therapy groups.
Our therapists are experts in the management of musculoskeletal disorders and are committed to providing superior healthcare to your patients from start to finish. The same therapist will provide care to your patient from identification of a treatment plan through the final visit, ensuring consistent, best-quality care.
Who Benefits From Spine Care at SporTherapy?
Patients who have acute and chronic low-back and neck pain, muscle-tension headaches, pain extending into the arms or legs, general arthritic spine complaints, lumbar spinal stenosis, and work-related spine pain may benefit from physical therapy at SporTherapy. In addition, post-surgery physical therapy is critical for successful and faster recovery from operations such as laminectomy and fusion.
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I HIGHLY recommend SporTherapy…they are a very friendly and helpful group.
I really love this place. Everyone is super laid back, which is what you want when you’re recovering from an injury. Super professional and knowledgeable team. A+ all around.
Awesome, knowledgeable staff! It can be beyond frustrating to rehabilitate an injury, but this is definitely the place to do it! All in all, a great place and assuredly where I’ll be doing my rehab next time! If I could, I’d rate this place 10 or 11 stars, but I can only put 5.
I love this place! The staff is great and have guided me through two knee replacements. I am very pleased and highly recommend!
My doctor said I could try physical therapy if I wanted for my broken ankle, but I would probably still need surgery. I am happy to say that the SporTherapy team did a wonderful job. I am at 100% and I DON’T need surgery. You guys ROCK!
I just want to offer my thanks and appreciation to the staff of your Granbury location for the outstanding treatments and outcomes from my therapy. I have used them twice now for several months at a time for a knee and hip replacement. I found them to be far more effective than a clinic I…
You people are the BEST! “Thank You,” isn’t enough to convey my gratefulness to each of you. Since I have been a client here for the past ten months, I consider myself a bit of an expert on this place. I have observed and experienced your staff’s dedication to your clients’ well-being at every level…
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