From a study sponsored through a grant from the Health Care Cost Institute, researchers from the University of Washington and George Washington University.
"A recent analysis of private insurance data adds more weight to the argument that seeing a physical therapist (PT) first for low back pain (LBP) produces a host of positive results, including lower costs, reduced probability of an emergency department (ED) visit, and lower rates of opioid prescription."
From my own experience, patients who receive treatment early tend to have better results overall. Addressing an issue before it becomes a chronic problem is key.
If you are having pain, have it assessed early!!!
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