Lower Back Pain (LBP) Facts
Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributor to disability worldwide, with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability globally (WHO 2019). Lower back pain can affect performance at work, in sports & during daily activities, as well as lead to negative psychological consequences if not managed correctly through the use of a holistic approach.
It has been shown that lower back pain causes over 100 million work days to be lost per year in the UK.
✅ High value care approaches for lower back pain include education, advice and exercise. However, it is still too common that people suffering with lower back pain are told to ‘rest’ and ‘not to do exercise’. This can lead to fragility and a lack of resilience which can contribute to acute episodes of lower back pain becoming chronic.
‼️Please note these slides are only relevant to cases of lower back pain where there is an absence of ‘red flag symptoms and signs’, which can be found at https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/back-pain-low-without-radiculopathy/diagnosis/red-flag-symptoms-signs/