Is Physiotherapy as Effective as Surgery for Low Back Pain?

A recent study carried out at the University of Pittsburgh, suggests that physiotherapy could be as effective as surgery for back pain.

The study authors reported that whether participants in the study were allocated to have physiotherapy or surgery they had similar reductions in pain after two years. This finding is similar to previous studies demonstrating that patients who undergo surgical procedures for low back pain are no better off when analysed several years after undergoing the procedure. The high level of complications (15%) experienced by those who chose surgery, half of which were life-threatening also provides real food for thought considering the many positives of choosing a non-surgical route.

If you are suffering with back pain & would like further information about the treatments we offer then call us today to book a consultation at our Physio Clinic in Naas, Co, Kildare.

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