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Old 03-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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Physiotherapy? YAY or NAY?

Ok, went to my family doc today re:back pain and she said that is was accute lumbar strain, how can she just say its that by looking and feeling my back?? She prescribed physiotherapy for 6 weeks. Has anyone had this before? she said if that doesnt help then it could be a disc problem so then I will have to do MRI's and stuff. Should I take her advice and do the physiotherapy? How many times a week do you go? How much is it?

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Old 03-29-2005, 05:00 PM   #2
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Re: Physiotherapy? YAY or NAY?

i haven't had physiotherapy, but have gone through 2 years of "treatment" before i started refusing until i had a diagnosis.

so, although it may be "just a strain" i think the recommendation may be because it's "cheaper" than an mri. however, there's NO SENSE in getting treatment for something that's not identified yet. i would go back and ask for the diagnosis, personally.

not much info, but hope this helps. good luck!!!
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