Most people with acute low back pain are back at work within a month and fully recover within a few months. According to one study, about a third of patients with uncomplicated low back pain significantly improved after a week; two-thirds recovered by 7 weeks.
However, studies now suggest that up to 75% of patients suffer at least one recurrence of back pain over the course of a year. After 4 years, fewer than half of patients may be symptom-free. Some doctors are approaching the...Read more
When a car starts running a little rough, the first thought is to take it in for a tune-up. Check the oil. Check the spark plugs. Check the... Read more »
"You couldn't be sixty. I don't believe it." This astonished pronouncement came from a woman talking to another while waiting for a yoga... Read more »
Physical Therapy can be a wonderful tool in our battle to stay mobile, maintain range of motion, and lessen pain. I have had therapy for my... Read more »
This case report reviews the progress of a 68-year old woman three months after a hip fracture. When she finished her first session of physical... Read more »
This report is the second in a two-part study on patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). In the first study it was found that patients with PFPS use... Read more »
The risk of hip fractures and problems that go along with fractures increases with age. It isn’t always easy to get back to normal function and... Read more »