Hands up if you have had back pain.
Here at Alba Physiotherapy our most common condition seen is back pain.
Back Pain is experienced by over 80% of us during our lifetime.
As time passes we are getting a greater understanding of the dos and donts of back pain and some of the evidence may be surprising.
This article is inspired from some research by UK and Ireland's back pain experts.
Top Things to know about back pain:
One of the biggest healthcare costs is for the ongoing treatment of back pain. In fact audits show that back pain treatment costs twice as much as cancer and diabetes combined.
Back pain is not due to there being something out of line in your spine or your pelvis being out of place. This is a common report from clients Alba Physiotherapy that they have been told the above. In very rare cases there may be a change in spinal alignment but this is very infrequent. Quite often people attend clinicians for adjustments or manipulations and this can lead to symptoms relief. The relief is often due to a reduction is muscle spasm rather than structures being out of place and realigned.
Back Pain is very common and often causes a lot of worry for people. As mentioned previously back pain can occur in over 80% of the population. Circa 85% of people will feel an improvement in back pain after an acute episode in the first two weeks and circa 85% are fully recovered by 3 months after they seek help. To avoid risk of longer term back pain early management is key. Here are some basic tips to help that you might not have known.
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