Physical therapist are constantly evaluating and treating patients with back pain. Individuals usually present to physical therapy with a MRI scan or findings in hand with a myriad of questions.
Often, patients are seeking alternatives to surgery. MRI’s are utilized by medical professionals to determine if symptoms may be caused by an abnormality located in or near the spine. There are times when a MRI shows no abnormality but symptoms are still present. What should an individual do when this occurs? Surgery may not be your best option per this article.
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If you you are faced with debilitating back pain, surgery may not be your first best option. Physical therapists should always be a part of your medical team when dealing with back pain. Should you present with back pain of any sort, seek out a knowledgeable physical therapist who may be able to assist you with your pain and abnormal movement patterns.