See A Physical Therapist FIRST For Your Back Pain!
Back pain is the number one cause for work-related disability and the number one reason for work absences. In fact, 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Acute low back pain is defined as pain that lasts a few days to a few weeks. People do not often seek input from a healthcare professional with this type of back pain. If symptoms persist for greater than 12 weeks, then it is classified as chronic. 20% of people who experience acute low back pain will continue to have symptoms at 12 weeks and as much as up to 1 year. See a physical therapist first!
With Direct Access laws now in place in New Jersey, you can start physical therapy right away, without a prescription or referral from your doctor!
A physical therapist can be your first line of defense when you experience low back pain and can help to ensure your problem does not turn chronic. At physical therapy, you will receive a thorough evaluation and individualized treatment which will help you to manage your symptoms and decrease the amount of time spent out of work. Research supports the use of physical therapy for treatment of low back pain including but not limited to spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease. In many cases physical therapy is more effective and less costly than other treatments such as surgery.
If you are experiencing any discomfort in your low back, give us a call at MANA PHYSICAL THERAPY (732-390-8100) and schedule an evaluation to see how we can help you!