Why You Should Attend the FREE Back Pain & Sciatica Solutions Seminar
About 80 percent of adults experience back pain during their lifetimes, according to the National Institute of Health. Are you one of them?
Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide, and many patients are treated in emergency rooms, told to take time off from work and rest, referred for scans or surgery, and prescribed painkillers that include addictive opioids. Though most cases are short-lived, about a third of patients have a repeat episode of low back pain within a year, and it is increasingly viewed as a long-lasting condition.
A study published in Health Services Research that reviewed 150,000 insurance claims, found that those who saw a physical therapist at the first point of care had faster, more effective relief from their pain resulting in 89% lower probability of receiving an opioid prescription, a 28% lower probability of having advanced imaging services, and a 15% lower probability of an emergency department visit. They also incurred approximately $1,500 less in medical costs compared to those who chose to go elsewhere for their pain first.
Unfortunately, many individuals do not realize that you can directly see a PT without a physician referral. We are fortunate to live in a state where individuals have direct access to physical therapy, meaning that you can get relief right away by visiting your PT without needing to go to your physician first.
Physical therapy is much more than exercise. PTs have a doctorate level education and utilize spinal manipulations, many forms of soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, and various modalities to decrease pain. They will also educate you on how to improve your rate of recovery and ability to stay active with a home program.
To learn more, join us for our FREE Solutions Seminar on Tuesday, February 15th at 5:30 pm. Dr. Julie Wingen, DPT will be presenting on the following:
- The 3 main causes of low back pain and sciatica
- The biggest mistake people make when it comes to low back pain
- How to heal back pain for good without medication, injections or surgery LBP Seminar 2022 (1)