Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says

April 7, 2015 4:00 PM

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TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with a type of chronic lower back pain, new research suggests.

Standard treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis -- a painful, often disabling narrowing of the spinal canal -- are an operation known as surgical decompression or physical therapy.

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