Low back pain (LBP) has the highest prevalence globally among musculoskeletal conditions and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It is the condition where the greatest number of people may benefit from physiotherapy.

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People at any age can experience LBP, including children and adolescents. Studies suggest approximately 80% of the population will experience LBP at some point in their lives. The peak in the number of cases occurs at 50–55 years. Women experience LBP more frequently than men. Recurrent LBP episodes are more common with ageing.

Chronic LBP is a major cause of work loss and participation restriction and reduced quality of life around the world. Considering the high prevalence, LBP contributes to a huge economic burden on societies. It should be considered a global public health problem that requires an appropriate response.

Risk factors for non-specific LBP include low physical activity levels, smoking, obesity and high physical stress at work.

What can you so for low back pain?

Treatments for non-specific LBP include:

✅️ physical therapies to improve muscle strength and ability to move and resume physical activity and exercise

✅️ psychological and social support to help people manage their pain and return to doing activities they enjoy

✅️ reducing strain during physical work

✅️ lifestyle changes including more physical activity, healthy diet and good sleep habits.

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???? Our physiotherapists can guide you in the treatment of your low back pain. Even better come and see us before you have pain – they can complete and assessment and identify any areas that could be worked on in an attempt to prevent back pain and the loss of function associated with it. With 2 convenient locations, convenient hours and direct billing to most insurance plans – we are here to help!

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