Telerehabilitation for spine pain in the lockdown era — not the same, but better

Lauren Finestone

Telerehabilitation on pain and disability in patients with spine pain achieved more improvement than 'hands-on' treatment.

The pandemic saw a big drop in patients attending healthcare centres and clinics in person and an increased take up of telehealth to deliver healthcare to reduce the risk of virus transmission. This included the use of telemedicine-based platforms to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions such as spine pain. However, telerehabilitation for spine pain has its challenges compared to in-person, outpatient-based evaluation and rehabilitation...

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