Back pain is a common problem in Australia and according to the Medical Journal of Australia, “Up to eighty per cent of Australians will experience back pain at some point in their lives and 10% will experience significant disability as a result”. Fortunately back pain is not usually caused by any serious disease and most episodes of back pain get better quite quickly, which is great news for people with back pain but, what is not so great is about half of all people who get back pain will go on to have further episodes which increase in longevity and severity.
There are many possible causes of back pain, and it is often difficult to work out which structure is the cause. This is why it is important to have your back pain checked by a Chiropractor, a fully qualified and registered health professional, who is highly trained to diagnose and/or treat conditions of the neuromuscular skeletal system.
Often, lifestyle factors contribute to people getting or continuing to suffer from back pain.