Low back pain has been associated with substantial health burdens on many insurers and policy makers.Given the complexity of low back pain, many individuals diagnosed will be seen by multiple providers and have a series of sometimes unnecessary tests.
With physical therapy gaining more access to seeing patients directly without a referral, a systematic review was recently published that investigated health care costs depending on whether patients saw their primary care or a physical therapist first.
Read the full article here https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31665461/
Findings show that not only does seeing a physical therapist first reduce 30 and 90 day related low back pain costs, but also is associated with fewer physician visits and plain film imaging tests.
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