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October 19, 2010Health News You Can Use, TexPTS In The News

TexPTS Is The Best First Choice For Back Pain, Not Prescriptions

The New York Times recently reports an alarming increase in methadone prescriptions for the treatment of long term back pain, resulting in a shocking increase in methadone related deaths. The amount of money spent on prescriptions for back pain has risen as well, but patient outcomes are not any better. The spine experts at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists can reduce or eliminate back pain without the use of dangerous and costly prescriptions.

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October 1, 2010Health News You Can Use

Physical Therapists at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Aid in Identifying Student Athlete Concussions

In 2010, the Journal of Pediatrics reports that student athlete brain injuries, such as concussions, have increased 70% from 1997-2007. More than one-third of the student basketball players in the same study did not recognize concussion symptoms or report them to their athletic trainers. Physical therapists at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) have the ability to identify concussion symptoms and recommend critical next steps for student athletes.

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September 16, 2010Health News You Can Use, Real People Seeing Real Results

TexPTS Offers Same Outcomes For Sciatica 6 Months After Surgery, Minus The Surgery

A recent study in the British Medical Journal found that patients who had spinal surgery for sciatica only had short term benefits. After 6 months, patients who had surgery felt no different than patients getting physical therapy. The spine experts at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) deliver hands-on physical therapy to help patients with sciatica.

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August 17, 2010Health News You Can Use, TexPTS In The News

Finding Relief with TexPTS’ Spine Experts

The Austin-based Spine Experts at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) can help patients avoid surgery for complex fusion surgeries for lumbar spinal stenosis and see significant improvement with non-invasive physical therapy. There has been an alarming increase in the number of complex fusion surgeries for lumbar spinal stenosis, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported in April 2010. In just five years, from 2002 to 2007, these surgeries increased nearly 14 times, while the number of lumbar stenosis cases have remained the same. Physical therapy at TexPTS is a low cost, low risk, and effective alternative to surgery.

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July 29, 2010Health News You Can Use, TexPTS In The News

Seeking Early Treatment for Back Pain Yields Best Results

Recent studies by TexPTS and leading medical journals have shown that patients with back pain who receive thrust spinal manipulation by their physical therapist and therapist-guided exercises need less medicine, less health care, and miss less work. “I saw results quickly and felt a big difference in my pain level. I am even off of my pain prescription drug…. I will always remember when Chris performed his magical manual therapy…” said recent patients at TexPTS, the Austin-based spine experts. Is it magic? Or can Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) physical therapists predict which patients with back pain are best suited for spinal manipulation as treatment?

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