It is estimated that up to 80% of people will experience some kind of back pain in their lives. Your spine is the central point for movement and general back pain, if not properly managed or treated can lead to debilitating pain and injuries. Please remember that pain and structure are not well correlated and that just because you feel pain, it doesn’t mean that your back is badly damaged.
Back pain is usually categorized as either being acute or chronic. Acute back pain is the result of some kind of trauma-this could be lifting, a fall, sports injury or prolonged activity which overload the structures. Chronic back pain can be the result of gradual degenerative changes and adaptive pain behaviour, or it could also be the result of poorly managed acute injuries that were never properly resolved or managed. It is important to remember that our spines are robust and our bodies resilient and the correct management can empower you to recover and return to your pre-pain state. Back pain does not need to become a constant in your life and does not need to stop you from enjoying the activities you love.