Jeff Schroder

6 Causes of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and injury in the United States today.

Billions of dollars are spent on the treatment of back pain each year—ranging from surgery to conservative treatment approaches such as physical therapy. Much less money, however, is spent on the prevention of back pain and treating back pain early on.

Low back pain can be caused by many different factors or a combination of factors. The following are six of the more common causes of back pain and the reason people will go see their medical provider:

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Direct Access

An Epic Change for Physical Therapy in Illinois: Direct Access

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This year in Illinois, the Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) and the professional members have fought hard to have direct access of physical therapy services. The exciting change in physical therapy will help trend health care in a positive direction and one that is focused on the consumer/patient. The Bill has passed the House and Senate in Illinois and the governor has signed it into law. It goes into effect immediately. This is a monumental victory for all patients and the profession of physical therapy in Illinois!

What does Illinois Direct Access in physical therapy mean for you?


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