Patients Remain Untreated for Lower Back Pain
The American Physical Therapy Association surveyed more than 2,600 people age 18 and older found that many do not realize they can prevent or treat low back pain with the help of a physical therapist, said association spokeswoman Mary Ann Wilmarth, chief of physical therapy at Harvard University.
Of the adults surveyed, 39 percent said low back pain has affected their ability to engage in daily tasks, while 38 percent said it has affected exercise, and 37 percent said it has bothered sleep.
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