An MRI and surgery may seem like the standard method of treatment for severe, repeated, or chronic low back pain. But research doesn’t support this as the initial approach for the vast majority of individuals who suffer from pain in the lower back. Learn more about this research and why for most, physical therapy is the clear first choice for lower back pain.
Recipe of the Month:
Maintaining bone health is good for your spine, and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D will help you do just that. Yogurt is rich in both of these nutrients. This yogurt-based sauce is a delicious addition to burgers or pork entrees. It can also be drizzled on salads or sandwiches to give them a delicious punch.
Be sure to start with yogurt without added sugar to get the healthiest version of this recipe.
Opioid abuse has become a national health crisis. Sadly, much of the problem stems from over-reliance on narcotic medications for chronic pain. The APTA outlines recommendations for chronic pain treatment. They name non-drug therapy as the first line approach to chronic pain. Physical therapy is an important component of this therapy and a good place to start for chronic pain.
See a PT First
If you struggle with back pain of any type, there are options besides narcotics, needles, and knives. One of our physical therapists can help you achieve the most relief possible without these drastic interventions. It’s the right place to start.
Deb Lutsk, Admin. Assistant
Maria Butler, DPT, MSc
Corie Good, PT, DPT, OCS
Alan Mazur, PT, DPT, ATC
Stefan van Duursen, PT, MSc, FAAOMPT, Cert. Dry Needling, Board Cert. Orthopedic Specialist, Cert. Manual Therapist Cert., Manual Therapist Cert. MDT (McKenzie)
Colorado Spine Therapy