Trying physical therapy first for low back pain may curb use of opioids

Patients in the study had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs — on the average, $500 — when they visited a physical therapist first," says <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/uwchws/staff_pages/bianca.html">Bianca Frogner</a>, a health economist at the University of Washington.
Patients in the study had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs — on the average, $500 — when they visited a physical therapist first," says Bianca Frogner, a health economist at the University of Washington.