Which is the Better First Option?
Physical therapy is a non-invasive approach that is both affordable and free of side effects. It allows patients to take charge of their own treatment and let’s them get back to what they love quicker.
On the other hand, surgery is very invasive and can cost thousands of dollars even with insurance. Side effects can include infection, blood clots and complications with wound healing. Not to mention, a patient is likely to have physical therapy after surgery anyway.
Doesn’t it make sense to at least attempt physical therapy first before jumping into something as invasive as surgery? Even if physical therapy doesn’t completely eliminate pain, it may be able to reduce it to a manageable level where surgery won’t be required.