Lower back pain is something that most of us suffer as we get older; here are some of the publicised statistics relating to back pain:
Between 4.4% and 33% of adults in the UK suffers from low back pain (Dionne, 1999).
An estimated 4 out of 5 adults will suffer back pain at some point in their life (Maniadakis and Gray, 2000).
An indicated 3.7 million working days were lost as a result of back pain, which makes back pain the second most important reason for work absence (after mental health issues). 2005/2006 Health Executive Figures.
The good news is it is rarely due to damage to a disc or disease. It is more commonly caused by in activity or being in one position for an extended time either at work or during leisure activities. Exercise reduces pain, increases mobility and decreases disability.
As a sports therapist I can treat the muscles which are tight and pressing on the nerves causing the pain. I can help you find the reason for the pain and as lower back pain exercise specialist I can give you exercises to strengthen your back to stop it reoccurring again in the future