Up to 80% of Australians will experience some form of back pain throughout their lives, and approximately 10% will have significant disability as a result of back pain.
But is it just about needing to rest and resolve a little soreness in your back or hips?
In reality, back pain occurs for a variety of reasons, including biomechanical imbalances and nerve impingement. Sometimes, back problems don't result in back pain, but present as referred pain in other sites around the body, e.g., your hips and legs.
So how can you tell the difference between different types of back pain? Here is an informative video from Dr Mike Evans, a physician and Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto. In the video, Dr Evans explains the different symptoms of back pain, and outlines the importance of a multifaceted treatment strategy that incorporates safe and effective physical activity to restore your healthy movement, free of back pain.
If you are suffering from back pain, contact Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing on (03) 9857 3007 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on the Pain Management Service we provide at our Exercise Physiology clinic.
Written by Nicole Marlow, Accredited Exercise Physiologist at Inspire Fitness for Wellbeing.
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