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3 Phases of Soft Tissue Healing with Physical Therapy

Learn the 3 Stages of Healing, and When Physical Therapy Plays Its Part

When you’re hurting, it’s natural to just want the pain to stop. But it’s helpful to understand what your body is going through, and how physical therapy can help.

Your body’s soft tissues – muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia – are often injured. When this happens, the tissues go through three distinct phases of healing. You will need physical therapy to bring you back up to speed.

We are sharing this information to keep you informed and improve your health and well-being. It will also help you understand your health care, including physical therapy.

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Is Low Back Surgery the Answer to Lower Back Pain?

Learn More About Low Back Surgery Before You Decide

Many people believe low back surgery is the “cure-all” for low back pain and leg pain. This includes pain from conditions such as ruptured discs, sciatica, stenosis, herniated discs, and bulging discs.

However, only a small percentage (less than 5%) of back pain sufferers undergo a low back surgery, while 95% don’t! Not only that, but studies show of the people having low back surgery, up to 70% may be unnecessary.


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