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May 12, 2011Health News You Can Use, Real People Seeing Real Results

Physical Therapy at TexPTS Is Best For Musculoskeletal Pain, Not Surgery Or Drugs

In April 2011, the Wall Street Journal reports that “Joint-replacement patients these days are younger and more active than ever before.” The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that from 1997 to 2005, prescriptions for back pain increased by 171%. Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) are experts at decreasing pain, reducing the need prescription drugs, and preventing costly and painful surgery.

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November 4, 2010Health News You Can Use, Real People Seeing Real Results

Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Is The Best Low Cost Solution To Rising Health Care Costs

The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine recently reports a large jump in the number of treatments and tests for back pain. This study reports a 629% increase in Medicare expenditures for epidural steroid injections from 1994 to 2001; a 423% increase in expenditures for opioids for back pain from 1997 to 2004; a 307% increase in the number of lumbar magnetic resonance images among Medicare beneficiaries from 1994-2004; and a 220% increase in spinal fusion surgery rates from 1988 to 2000. At the same time, the studies do not show an increase in the number of patients with back pain or improvements in patient outcomes. Physical therapists at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists provide effective and non- invasive treatments for patients with back pain, often at a lower cost.

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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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