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A 30-year-old female asked:

The lower back pain and the sciatica are making my walking and sitting difficult,i bend forward while i walk,my knees hurt too,will physical th. help?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Sometimes: Physical therapy may help improve back pain and radiculopathy. Back surgery may be helpful in a select patients with radiculopathy. If obese weight loss may beneficial
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Hard to Say: Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs.

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Last updated Jul 2, 2015

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