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Fall 2015
Issue No. 30

74%

Date: October 9, 2015


After an operation, staying motivated to keep up with physical therapy can be a big obstacle in the recovery process. Support from others is often the key. Recently, a group of patients recovering from back surgery had a post-op plan that included health behavior-change counseling via phone, and 74 percent had significant improvements in pain relief and more. “The important thing we’ve shown is that a brief intervention can improve patient engagement,” says Richard Skolasky, Sc.D., Johns Hopkins spine expert.

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