7 Facts About Back Pain Every Person Needs To Know

Low back pain is can be incredibly painful, and often scary.  If something hurts really bad, we assume that it must be a sign that something is really wrong.  However, in most cases, low back pain is nothing serious…it just hurts like the dickens.  Last post we looked at research showing that just knowing more … Read more7 Facts About Back Pain Every Person Needs To Know

Lower back pain: knowledge is power

If you read my previous post, you now know that no one type of exercise is better than any other type for recovering from lower back pain.  However, adding pain education to an exercise program can further improve results versus just exercise alone.  Two recent studies have demonstrated this.  In the first one, “De-educate to … Read moreLower back pain: knowledge is power

Best exercise for chronic low back pain?….Just move!

A recent research study on chronic low back pain sought to find if walking was more effective than other types of exercise for improving pain, disability, quality of life, and beliefs in patients with chronic low back pain.  To do this they searched for results from previous randomized controlled trials, which are considered to be … Read moreBest exercise for chronic low back pain?….Just move!

Low Back Pain by the Numbers

Low back pain is incredibly common, affecting upto 80% of Americans in their lifetime.  This has created a 100-billion dollar per year industry focused on treating it.  Yet despite advanced imaging technology, surgical techniques, and vast numbers of new drugs targeted at treating pain, inflammation, nerve irritability and more, the prevalence of low back pain has continued to rise.  Below is an infographic summarizing some mind-blowing statistics about the cost, both financially and in terms of lives lost caused from back pain.   

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Fortunately, a recent study has shown that physical therapy is equally effective and less risky than surgery for treating lumbar spinal stenosis, a common diagnosis for which people may choose to have back surgery.  Additionally, the risks of using opioids include high misuse or abuse potential, negative side effects, and risk of death from overdose.  Thus the American Physical Therapy Association has started a campaign to #ChoosePT, a safer, less expensive, and equally effective option to treating low back pain and other chronic pain.  

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