“Low back pain should be viewed as a chronic problem with an untidy pattern of grumbling symptoms and

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“Low back pain should be viewed as a chronic problem with an untidy pattern of grumbling symptoms and periods of relative freedom from pain and disability interspersed with acute episodes, exacerbations, and recurrences.”

“This takes account of two consistent observations about low back pain:
-firstly, a previous episode of low back pain is the strongest risk factor for a new episode
– and, secondly, by the age of 30 years almost half the population will have experienced a substantive episode of low back pain.

It would be incorrect to assume “that 90% of episodes of low back pain end in complete recovery.”

Our goal is to give you a management program that minimizes your activity limitations, the severity of your episodes, & enhances your performance & quality of life. Back pain doesn’t have to be disabling. Don’t take it lying down!

Link: http://www.bmj.com/content/316/7141/1356

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