Low back pain is a common condition experienced by 80% of people at least once in their lifetime. For up to 30% of people, their pain may become persistent (lasting for longer than 12 weeks) and interfere with many aspects of their life. This can look like having trouble doing usual day to day activities, exercise, work and difficulty being involved in social activities and hobbies which you enjoy.
Very similar to our general health, the health of the structures of our lower back is maintained through regular movement, keeping the back, trunk and legs strong, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy body weight, caring for our mental health, regularly sleeping well, and not smoking or drinking too much alcohol.
It’s very important to understand that back pain usually improves with the right treatment even if you have had it for many years. Our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Hayley, has a special interest in managing low back pain. She can help you to understand why you have pain, and get you back moving, active and living again. Call our friendly team for assistance today.
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Hayley Thomson | B.Ex Sci, M Phty, M Msk Phty, M Med ResAPA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist | Physiologic