Working with a physical therapist makes you feel much better. You start slow, but within two weeks you can do the back exercises on your own. In fact, you’re feeling better than you have in years. The evaluations your doctor performs show that your pain scores have improved dramatically and your anxiety has gone down as well – your scores are now better than an average person your age. The best part is that you are able to get back out to your garden and are looking forward to retirement more than ever.
Following your treatment, your care team will monitor your recovery and evaluate the outcomes, including your ability to perform daily activities, pain level, quality of life, mental health and other factors. Not only will these be used to ensure that you have personally achieved a successful outcome, but your treatment outcomes will help shape the treatment course for future patients like you.