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Physical Therapy May Help For Back Pain, But Time Works Best

(Shots, NPR) Most people are going to have lower-back pain at some point in their lives — roughly 70 percent of us. But what do you do when that aching back strikes? The answer is, take it slow.
Getting into physical therapy right away may help, a study finds, but so will the passage of time. The key is not to jump into expensive, invasive procedures that could make things worse.
Researchers have learned in recent years that treating back pain too aggressively early on adds to health care costs without helping patients recover more quickly.
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