lower back pain

I Just Hurt My Back! Should I Get Physical Therapy Now or Wait?

A 2017 Florida study researched correlation between the impact of receiving physical therapy and the timing of care initiation. Using a large database of health insurance claims over a one year period, they compared the related costs of receiving physical therapy: within 3 days, between 4-15 days, between 15-20 days, and between 20-90 days within the onset of acute low back pain. The results are in. With few exceptions, immediate physical therapy initiation (within three days after the onset of low back pain) was associated with the lowest probability of service issues and related costs over one year follow-up. Come on in, we are here to help!