Back pain has become an increasing global problem and is now the leading cause of
disability globally. The latest numbers tell us that more than 3.7 million Australians
experience back pain, and 60-80% of all adults will experience some level of back
problems during their lifetime, so you might be one of them or will be in the future?!
It was just recently in the Australian news, that lots of given treatments for back pain are
not helping, but it is significantly proven that movement with strengthening back and
core (for your back/core and more) can help.
So, what are scientific researched facts you shout know about, to help you tackle your
back pain in the most effective way?
1 Spinal imaging is inappropriate for non-specific low back pain.
So often, the first thing my patients want to do, when they have back pain for a couple of weeks is
go and get a scan. Scans such as ultrasound, X-ray or MRI show abnormalities, but that causing the pain? We know that the outcomes are not clinical significant correlated with back pain/problem and sometimes results in more confusion for the person. Actually, people over 40-50 have frequently “abnormalities” like disk degeneration, bulging discs or joint arthritis.
Don’t get me wrong, scans have a place and time to effectively show fractures and discover serious illnesses like cancer, but for non-specific lower back pain a MRI is not conclusive and not needed for setting up a treatment. 53% of people between 30-60 are found with bulging discs, around 30% with herniated discs and yet these people are pain free!!!
*Brinjikj et al AM J Neuroradiol. 2015
2 Interventional therapies (e.g. injections, surgery and medicines) have a limited role for non-specific low back pain
3 Non-pharmacological treatments in the form of advice, reassurance, and activity should be the first line treatment option for non-specific low back pain.
*Foster N, et al (2018) Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions
What reasons are contributing to (relief) back pain?
2 Muscle strength/exercise
3 Muscle length/stretch/foam roalling
4 Neuro muscular training/coordination
5 Fascial fluidity
6 Organ function and mobility: Being “stuck”, poor function of the bowel, Small / Large intestine,
7 Emotions and fight fright freeze patterns………../coping strategies
Would you like to know what we can do for you at Nourish Body Mind Spirit as part of your exercise regime? We offer information treatments to fix your pain, sessions for workplaces, corporate yoga and back problems, workshops at retreats and yoga studios : call +61415442029
Passionate and on a mission to make a practical difference to the lives of others Christel helps people of all ages with complicated and minor health problems, through body, mind and breath at her Sydney based practice Nourish Body Mind Spirit.