If you have ever experienced low back pain, you certainly are not alone. Low back pain is so common that 80% of individuals will experience it sometime in their lives. At any given point in time, 1 in 4 people are experiencing low back pain.
Low back pain can be broken up into 3 different categories; acute, recurrent, and chronic. Acute low back pain is the most common and comes on suddenly, typically lasting less than 3 months. Recurrent low back pain occurs with frequent episodes of acute low back pain. Chronic low back pain typically lasts longer than 3 months.
Low back pain often occurs due to overuse, strain,or injury. Overuse can be caused by too much bending, twisting, or lifting, and sometimes by too much sitting. Strains are caused by either too much force or the use of improper body mechanics. Just as often, however, the actual cause of low back pain isn’t known.
Low back pain doesn’t have to affect your daily life. In fact, people who see a physical therapist for their low back pain are less likely to miss out on the things they love to do in life.
Our current issue of Therapeutic Outlook magazine is designed to help you understand low back pain and provide the strategies you need to manage and even prevent it. You will also see how evidence-based physical therapy treatment can reduce pain and return you to normal activity without the need of painful surgery and without the side effects of prescription medication.
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD OUR THERAPEUTIC OUTLOOK MAGAZINE
LOW PACK PAIN REVOLUTION - SPECIAL EDITION (PDF)