Against Surgery and Pills? Now There’s Functional Restoration

Against Surgery and Pills? Now There’s Functional Restoration

December 1, 2015

Photo courtesy of The Wall Street Journal 

Did you know that back pain is the top cause for chronic pain in the United States? Laura Landro at the Wall Street Journal reported on a new type of therapy for back pain called functional restoration. This new method involves exercise and psychological therapy to help patients return to normal activities.

“Patients learn exercises they can do daily to build strength and endurance. A big component is psychological and behavioral counseling to teach coping skills and help them get over the fear of movement that comes with “pain catastrophizing,” which is the tendency to magnify the threat of pain and feel helpless to do anything about it.”

SimpleTherapy offers another new type of exercise therapy, all online at your convenience. Your pain does not have to rule your life.

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