Lower back pain is common, with an estimated 5.6% of U.S. adults affected on any given day according to one study.
Watertower Pain Consultants, SC, advocates the use of exercise and/or physical therapy as an alternative or supplement to drug therapy for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. It is important to note, however, that any exercise program implemented in the context of pain relief should be developed in consultation with your physician. Done incorrectly, exercise can worsen, rather than relieve, both pain symptoms and their underlying causes.
Patients are referred to the following web-based resources for informational purposes only. Watertower Pain Consultants, SC, is neither affiliated with the sites listed here nor specifically endorses content therein.
- American Academy of Orthodpaedic Surgeons
- American Chiropractic Association
- WebMD Back Pain Health Center