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Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain
- By: Howard E. LeWine, MD,
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That’s a good news for those people that are suffering with back pain with physiotherapy you can get relief after that you do daily exercise then it will never come back.
Good things to consider when thinking about surgery. Glad to know there are options.
This is a eye catching post. A must read one to have information about backaches etc.
Continued exercises for a few more weeks and problem was completely resolved and has not returned after three years.
Had rather sudden onset of acute lower back and leg pain without any apparent cause. Was about ready to order my Hoveround. After x-rays, primary care physician diagnosed lumbar spinal stenosis, recommended exercises (available on Mayo Clinic website), and referred me to a specialist. Also, mentioned, but did not recommend, the possibility of surgery. Began exercises immediately, and, by the time I got in to see the specialist some three or four weeks later, the problem had almost completely gone away. Continued exercises for a few more weeks and problem was completely resolved and has not returned after three years.
Please direct me specifically to that Mayo Clinic link as I am unable to find anything re exercises for lumbar spinal stenosis at that website. My husband has been recently diagnosed with that condition and would like to view exercises.
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