Studies have shown almost 80% of people experience low back pain at some point in their life. Most episodes settle within 4-6 weeks with a course of physiotherapy allowing for a quicker recovery and a reduced likelihood of recurrence and chronicity.
There are body structures which may cause back pain either directly or indirectly, along with help form the central nervous system. These may include overly tense muscles which may contain trigger points, faulty nerves, sensitive joints which may be moving too much or may be 'stiff', possible wear and tear in the joints in the spine or direct injury where a joint in the spine was sprained or fractured or damaged. Back pain may also arise from organ's such as the kidneys, blood vessels and tumours which makes a thorough examination by a medically trained professional essential.