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
A recent study revealed that percutaneous disc decompression resulted in significant relief for painful herniated discs in sciatica... 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 »
Occupational Therapists work with patients to lessen inflammation and increase strength in their hands, fingers, elbows and arms. This is... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Surgery and Invasive ProceduresThe health care provider should give patients complete information on the expected course of their low back pain and... Read more »