Chronic Pain Research: Physical Therapy More Effective than Prescription Pain Medication

An article published in the Chicago Tribune in 2016 reports that studies show physical therapy is more effective at reducing chronic pain than prescription pain medication. Chronic pain is defined as pain or discomfort that lasts for 3 months or more.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) states that 25 million Americans live with chronic pain. It is noteworthy that physical therapy treatment is more cost-efficient and avoids the negative side effects that come with opiate medication. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2014 alone there were more than 28,000 deaths caused by opioid use.

Click HERE to see the 2016 article published in the Chicago Tribune.

Physical therapy is able cause structural changes in your body and realign any joints that are out of place. Physical therapy can also help relax tight muscles, strengthen weak muscles to promote balance, and improve your body’s ability to move freely without pain.

If you have any questions about whether or not physical therapy is right for you, call 512-763-9330 for a FREE phone consultation with Doctor of Physical Therapy Peter McGrath, PT, DPT at Better Way Physical Therapy located in Georgetown, TX. Inquiries can also be sent by email to petermcgrath.dpt@betterwaypt.com.

Prevention of Low Back Pain: Research Shows Exercise Combined with Education is Effective

A Systematic Review Research Study of 23 published studies revealed that exercise combined with education is effective to prevent future occurrences of Low Back Pain.

Click HERE to see the research article published in 2016.

Your Doctor of Physical Therapy can teach you the best exercises and information to empower you with a long term solution to heal or prevent back pain!

Call 512-763-9330 today to learn more about all the ways your Doctor of Physical Therapy can help you live pain free!

Peter McGrath, PT, DPT at Better Way Physical Therapy located in Georgetown, TX specializes in healing back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. If you have any questions, send him an email at petermcgrath.dpt@betterwaypt.com, or call 512-763-9330.

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Neck Pain Significantly Reduced by Combining Exercise with Manual Therapy to Neck and Upper Back

This study of 64 patients demonstrates that combining exercise with manual therapy to the upper back and neck relieves pain much more effectively than when the upper back is not also treated. 75% of patients who received neck and upper back manual therapy experienced significant pain reduction, compared to 19% of patients whose received manual therapy treatment to their neck alone.

Better Way Physical Therapy provides thorough evaluations which identify pathology in neighboring body structures and spinal segments to ensure that the treatment you receive takes into account all relevant factors. Providing thorough treatment which addresses all necessary structures is one of the many ways that Better Way Physical Therapy is able to help patients achieve greater results in fewer sessions and feel better faster!

Click HERE to see the research article summary published in 2013 in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy

Call 512-763-9330 for a FREE phone consultation with a Doctor of Physical Therapy located in Georgetown, TX who can heal your neck pain!

You can also email inquiries to petermcgrath.dpt@betterwaypt.com

Lumbar Stenosis and Degenerative Disc Disease: Research Shows Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery

A study of 169 patients, all age 50 or older, with Lumbar Stenosis showed that outcomes 2 years after treatment were the same for physical therapy and surgery.

Click HERE to see the American Physical Therapy Association’s summary of the Lumbar Stenosis study published in 2015.

Click HERE to see the study on Lumbar Stenosis, published in 2015.

A study of 96 patients with Degenerative Disc Disease showed that outcomes 58-63 months after treatment were the same for physical therapy and surgery.

Click HERE to see the American Physical Therapy Association’s summary of the Degenerative Disc Disease study published in 2014.

Click HERE to see the study on Degenerative Disc Disease, published in 2014.

Physical therapy is less expensive and avoids many of the risks associated with surgery.

*Update 11/22/2016: Click HERE to see another study on Lumbar Stenosis, published in 2016. This study shows no difference in outcomes between surgical and non-surgical treatment methods. The authors point out that “it should be noted that the rate of side effects ranged from 10% to 24% in surgical cases, and no side effects were reported for any conservative treatment. No clear benefits were observed with surgery versus non-surgical treatment.”

Want to learn more FREE information about Back Pain? Click HERE and Peter McGrath, PT, DPT will gladly send you more FREE information that can save you 60% on back pain treatment costs! Inside you can also learn about back pain treatments, causes, prevention strategies, and more!

 

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Better Way Physical Therapy specializes in manual therapy to heal back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain in adults over the age of 40. Our patients receive 1 hour treatment sessions with 100% undivided attention from a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Choose between office or home appointments at no extra cost of you live in Georgetown, TX, Sun City, TX, Round Rock, TX,  Leander, TX, or Liberty Hill, TX.

Click HERE to see Better Way Physical Therapy’s main website.

FREE Report on Back Pain

Click HERE to receive a free report on back pain! Inside you will learn about common causes of back pain, body structures involved, and treatments which can help you find a solution to your back pain.

If you are frustrated with back pain making it more difficult for you to enjoy the activities you love, now is the time to take the first step toward toward healing and learn more about back pain!

Study Shows Early Physical Therapy Treatment for Back Pain Saves Patients 60% on Health Care Costs

A study published in 2015 reviewed the health care costs of 122,723 patients with low back pain. Those who received early physical therapy treatment (within 14 days of their initial physician visit) saved 60% on their health care costs related to treatment of their low back pain.

At Better Way Physical Therapy, we help patients save money on back pain treatment by providing long-term solutions to your pain. Your Doctor of Physical Therapy will treat the root cause of your pain and empower you with a plan to prevent your pain from coming back.

If you have back pain, call today and ask how we can help you feel better, move better, and live better- without pain pills or surgery!

Click HERE to see the American Physical Therapy Association’s Summary of the Study

Click HERE to see the Published Medical Research Study

Sun City Vendor Fair

Better Way Physical Therapy will be providing free consultations at the Sun City Vendor Fair Friday September 16th, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM! The location is in the Social Center Ballroom at 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, TX 78633. See you there!

Click HERE to see Sun City’s page regarding Vendor Fair information.