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Back Pain Treatment Costs, Opioid Use Drop When Patients Seek Immediate Care

Source: University of Central Florida
A research team led by the University of Central Florida has evaluated how the use of physical therapy to treat acute low back pain ― and the timing of when treatment begins ― impact the use and costs of health care. The researchers found that patients who started physical therapy within three days of receiving an acute low back pain diagnosis were less likely to use advanced imaging, specialist care and opioids than those who started physical therapy later.
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