Early physical therapy was not found to be superior to usual care for improving disability at 1 year in patients with low back pain.
This study's results revealed that tai chi and physical therapy interventions did not differ in time-to-response according to either ≥20% or ≥50% response thresholds for pain or function.
Trigger point injection as an adjunct to physical therapy is well tolerated and improves symptoms of pelvic floor muscle spasm in approximately 50% of patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Yoga was deemed noninferior to physical therapy for the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain.
Early use of physical therapy for new low back pain in older adults is not associated with less subsequent back pain-specific health care utilization.
In highly symptomatic patients, magnetic resonance imaging can help to assess whether there is a significant bursitis or tear in the tendon insertion, and standard radiography can help to rule out intra-articular pathology.
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