If you’ve ever had it, you know how debilitating low back pain can be. You dread a cough or sneeze, and simple, everyday activities like walking, getting up, or sitting down are nothing short of miserable. Sometimes we think waiting it out is the best best, but it turns out getting treatment in a more timely manner is the fastest way to relief.
The Research Behind Early Intervention for Low Back Pain
A recent study focused on patients with back pain bad enough to send them to the doctor. According to US News and World Report, “Researchers found that when those patients had “early” PT — within a couple of weeks of seeing a doctor — they were less likely to need other, often pricey, types of medical care. Over the next month to a year, they were less likely to see a specialist or a chiropractor, land in the emergency room, need imaging tests like MRI, or receive injection pain medication into the spine. Experts said the findings are in line with what they see in everyday practice.”
Furthermore, a financial impact was present as well. “Early PT was associated with less LBP [lower back pain] related spending during the first 30 days after initial presentation.”
Is Treatment for Back Pain Covered Under My Insurance?
We want your back pain to go away as much as you do, but there is only one way we can let you know if your treatment is covered: call us. We have an experienced team of customer service experts who communicate with insurance companies daily on behalf of our patients. We’ll let you know exactly what you need to do to ensure as much of your visit (and possibly all of it) is covered by your insurance.
Some patients may need a referral, while others may be able to schedule an appointment without one. Some patients may have a small co-pay, while others may not have one at all. We’ll look at your coverages so you’ll know upfront any costs associated with your back pain treatment here at Physical Therapy NOW in Irving.
How Physical Therapy Helps Low Back Pain
No two people have the same back pain issues, so no two treatments should be the same either. Here at physical therapy now in Irving, we use a combination of treatments that may include:
- Guided therapeutic exercises for strengthening muscles, tissues, and joints
- Ice or heat treatments
- Mobility therapy (Spinal manipulation)
- TENS – Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (which is a therapy that uses mild electrical waves to aid in the recovery of muscles and nerves)
- Education on proper movements (bending, sitting, lifting, etc.)
- Independent exercises
Lower Back Pain Treatment in the Irving, TX Area
Here at Physical Therapy Now in Irving, we have treated numerous back pain patients over the years. You can trust that you are in the hands of experienced and qualified back pain experts who will provide you with an individualized, cost-effective treatment plan that is convenient for your schedule. Call today at (214) 225-0291 to schedule your first appointment, so your back pain can be gone for good.