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Rehabilitation Programs for Low Back Problems


Topic Overview

Rehabilitation programs are designed to help people recover from low back pain problems. They teach people how to care for their backs and prevent reinjury. They can also help people who have long-term (chronic) pain learn ways to deal with their pain (and with situations that make pain worse). Types of rehabilitation programs include:

  • Pain clinics or pain management programs.
  • Back schools.
  • Physical rehabilitation programs.
  • Sports medicine or rehabilitation programs.

These programs may be connected with a hospital, clinic, or medical center.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last RevisedJuly 21, 2010

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