Back Pain is a very common problem in any society. In fact at least 90% of the population will suffer from some type of back pain at least once in their lifetime.
Half of those will suffer repetition of back pain over their life. The ABS states that 9.2% of the population suffer back pain at any one time. Back pain may come from different structure in the back and may involve muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, discs and nerves.
Accurate diagnosis leads to a better, quicker outcome. The causes of back pain may be many and varied and may relate to work, sport, arthritis, osteoporosis or even poor posture.
There are many factors that may increase the risk of back pain for instance; long term sitting, driving, particularly heavy vehicles, smoking or even certain occupations and age. While 86% of the population with back pain may only suffer pain one day per week, 14% will suffer persistent ongoing back pain.
The management of back pain is generally simple and the results of treatment and education may improve lifestyle and promote a healthier pain free status. Contact BHPC if you would like to discuss you back pain.
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