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    APTA Responds to HealthDay.com Article on Chronic Low Back Pain

    In a letter to the editor concerning a recent article titled "Study Questions Chiropractic's Impact on Back Pain," APTA offers evidence that physical therapist intervention is effective for management of acute low back pain and helps prevent an acute episode from turning into a chronic condition.

    "Through appropriate exercise and hands-on interventions like spinal manipulation, physical therapists are able to get people better, faster," says APTA. “Retraining the core muscles, including the abdominal wall and lumbar musculature, as well as exercise and manual therapy have been shown to benefit many patients."

    Read more at this link.


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