Comprehensive rehabilitation programs offer a variety of treatments
low back pain, integrating physical therapy, pain
management with medicine and mental skills, and various medical treatments.
They teach people how to care for their backs, how to prevent reinjury, and, in
the case of people with chronic pain, how to manage their pain (and situations
that make their pain worse) on a daily basis. The most reputable programs are
staffed by a team that includes doctors, physical therapists, behavioral
counselors, and social workers.
You are likely to benefit from a comprehensive rehab program if you
If you have lasting back pain and other related symptoms, you know how disruptive to your life it can be. You may be unable to think of little else except finding relief. Some people turn to spinal decompression therapy -- either surgical or nonsurgical. Here's what you need to know to help decide whether it might be right for you.