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Comprehensive rehabilitation (rehab) programs offer a variety of treatments
low back pain. They may use physical therapy, pain
management with medicine and mental skills, and other medical treatments.
These programs teach people how to care for their backs and how to prevent reinjury. In
the case of people with chronic pain, these programs teach people how to manage their pain (and situations
that make their pain worse) on a daily basis. Good programs are
staffed by a team that includes doctors, physical therapists, behavioral
counselors, and social workers.
You are likely to benefit from one of these programs if you
Chou R (2010). Low back pain (chronic), search date April 2009. Online version of BMJ Clinical Evidence: http://www.clinicalevidence.com.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
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