Tag: acute lower back pain

A recent study shows that the first provider you visit for acute lower back pain influences utilization and cost.

A recent study shows that the first provider you visit for acute lower back pain influences utilization and cost. Keeping things simple by choosing the right provider first has a marked influence on your experiences, the treatment effectiveness, and the cost of care. With regard to acute lower back pain, a new study in the Journal of Physical Therapy was published in June 2023 with a number of PhD researchers as well as a colleague of mine, Mike Schneider DC, Ph.D. The study recognized that the cost of treating low back pain episodes continues to rise and it has been Read More »

A new study suggests treating acute lower back pain with NSAIDs and steroids will increase the risk of chronic pain later on.

A new study suggests treating acute lower back pain with NSAIDs and steroids will increase the risk of chronic pain later on. Many patients who bend over the wrong way or do something that causes acute neck or back pain will reach for a bottle of something to relieve it.  Pain relievers are a common approach in the USA to get relief fast.   Most medical providers reinforce these behaviors when they see a patient in pain.   These types of activities had created the opioid crisis which has moved on to other pain-relieving drugs that may relieve the symptoms, in the Read More »