Back Pain

Research suggests that four out of every five people have lower back pain at some point in their lives and 13 million Americans see their doctor each year looking for relief from chronic lower back pain. If you're tired of temporary fixes for your pain or overwhelmed by the prospect of surgery, there are other options. Up to 79% of people find physical therapy an effective alternative to surgery.

Physical therapy is often the most effective-and non-invasive-treatment for back pain. Our therapists are experts in the non-surgical treatment of back injuries. We help patients recover using hands-on physical therapy and supervised, targeted exercise while also fending off future problems.

You might benefit from therapy if you have:

  • Acute and chronic lower back and neck pain
  • Muscle-tension headaches
  • Pain extending into the arms or legs
  • General arthritic back complaints
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Work-related back pain
  • Recently had back surgery

Who Benefits From Back Pain at TexPTS?

Patients who have acute and chronic low-back and neck pain, muscle-tension headaches, pain extending into the arms or legs, general arthritic spine complaints, lumbar spinal stenosis, and work-related spine pain may benefit from physical therapy at TexPTS. In addition, post-surgery physical therapy is critical for successful and faster recovery from operations such as laminectomy and fusion.

The Cost of Treating Back Pain

April 2, 2015

In today’s world, it can be confusing to figure out where to turn if you’re suffering from back pain. For some, the first step is an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory. For others, a trip to the doctor and a (costly) MRI. If you’ve dealt with back pain in the past and struggled to find a suitable solution, you’re not alone. According to a 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. An estimated 60-80% of the population will suffer persistent back pain at some point in their lives. If you are among the 13 million Americans seeing a doctor for back pain each year, there are a few things you should know.

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

October 19, 2010

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.

Seeking Early Treatment for Back Pain Yields Best Results

July 29, 2010

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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