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ProRehab Physical Therapists Solve Back Pain Problems Without Expensive Medicine, Increased Healthcare and Missed Days at Work

Evansville, IN (News4us.com) November 18, 2010

ProRehab Physical Therapists Solve Back Pain Problems Without Expensive Medicine, Increased Healthcare and Missed Days at Work

ProRehab Physical Therapists Solve Back Pain Problems Without Expensive Medicine, Increased Healthcare and Missed Days at Work

Leading medical journals report 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. “After just two visits I had a significant decrease in pain. My problems are solved!” said recent patients at ProRehab, the Evansville spine experts. ProRehab physical therapists solve back pain problems without expensive medicine, increased healthcare, and missed days at work.

Research in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that not all patients with back pain get better after spinal manipulation. This research produced a ‘prediction rule’ which reveals factors in patients with back pain that predict if they would or wouldn’t get better with physical therapy treatment.

Patients were divided into two groups. The first group received ‘high-velocity thrust spinal manipulation’ by their physical therapist plus therapist-guided exercises. The second group got only exercises. Each group saw their physical therapist five (5) times. Six months later, the patients that got both manipulation and therapist-guided exercises needed less medicine, less health care, and had missed less work.

According to Kelli Goedde, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapist at ProRehab in Evansville, Indiana, “The study found that if the pain was less than 16 days old and did not extend below the knee, 9 out of 10 patients reduced their back pain by 50% after one manipulation. I am seeing very similar results with my patients at ProRehab.”

For medical research to be regarded as best practice, a study has to be repeated in different places. Since the study in Annals of Internal Medicine, this prediction rule for using manipulation with back pain has been confirmed in three other medical journals.* More research found that patients who did not receive thrust manipulation were eight times more likely for back pain to worsen. The prediction rule found two important factors for success. One was back pain less than 16 days old. The other is that pain does not extend below the knee.

The physical therapists at ProRehab are your best first choice for back pain. They can help decrease pain, reduce the need for prescription drugs, and prevent costly and painful surgery. For more information visit their website, ProRehab-pc.com, or call 1-866-885-9691.

*These include the July 2005 issue of the BMC Family Practice, the April 2006 issue of the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy as well as the November 2006 issue of Manual Therapy.

About ProRehab:

ProRehab is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Known for teaching and training physical therapists throughout the region, ProRehab physical therapists are proud that patients ask their doctors to send them to ProRehab for orthopaedic care.

They deliver hands-on physical and occupational therapy based on the newest research to achieve the best results for patients with bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and sports and work injuries. Along the way, the ProRehab family has fun and makes friends with their patients; patients are actually sad to leave after their treatment is over! Find ProRehab on Facebook, @ProRehab onTwitter, and FourSquare.


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