Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the western world. It affects up to 25% of Australian adults at any point in time.
More than 90% will be pain free in 6 weeks. A minority of back pain sufferers have back pain that persists more than 3 months and causes more marked lifestyle changes.
Xray and MRI findings are not well linked with the presence of LBP. More than 1/3 of people in their 20’s have MRI findings despite having no pain.
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