Lower back pain can be very painful and a definite showstopper in our daily lives. And, moreover, it is one of the most common conditions that can plague us. Here are some factors that cause lower back pain: overuse, injury, pinched nerve, poor posture, unnatural bending or twisting, or even a poor diet. Here’s an article from the site Colorado Health, which discusses a functional approach to treating lower back pain:
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“Chronic low back pain is the most common cause of disability and lost work days among US adults. Over 80% of our population will experience an episode of low back pain at some point during our lives, and once low back pain occurs, it is likely it will happen again if left untreated. Most people experience recurrent episodes within one year and lifetime recurrences are likely for up to 85% of low back pain sufferers.”
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This was an interesting article discussing a functional and comprehensive treatment for those suffering from lower back pain. The main focus was on finding the root cause of the problem rather than wasting time dealing with the symptoms. It was exciting to see how the treatment also involved the idea of muscle imbalances, which is one of the treatments you can find at The Healthy Back Institute. Bottom line, it brings home the fact that proper diagnosis is key to an effective treatment for lower back pain, or back pain in general.