Studies have shown almost 80% of people experience low back pain at some point in their life. Most episodes settle within 4-6 weeks. A course of physiotherapy results in 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 from the central nervous system. These may include overly tense muscles, faulty nerves and sensitive joints. 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.