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Real bad back pain? On-the-spot physio provides short term gain

Tom Wells-Quinn

Physiotherapy for acute back pain is good in the short term, but education and movement bring long term benefits.

Take Home Messages: Physiotherapy for acute back pain in the emergency department reduces pain and increases satisfaction. The effect does not continue past the initial stage once the patient leaves the emergency department. Effectively educating patients and ensuring that they understand treatment regimes improves adherence and treatment outcomes. People with back injuries should try to increase movement early after experiencing injury. Good...

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