Do you know what is causing your back pain? If you have undiagnosed back pain, be wary of the advise of your friends. The back exercises that were prescribed for them could cause increased pain and disability in your back if your problem is different from theirs.
Studies show that 80% of adults in the United States will experience back pain at some point in their lives. There are many causes of back pain and the treatment for them is as varied as the individual experiencing the pain.
The American Academy of Family Physicians does NOT recommend imaging for low back pain within the first 6 weeks unless red flags are present. Red flags include, but are not limited to, severe or progressive neurological deficits or when serious underlying conditions such as osteomyelitis are suspected. Imaging of the lower spine before 6 weeks does not improve outcomes but does increase costs.
If you are having back pain, you should see a physical therapist to give you a proper evaluation and an individualized treatment plan specific to you. Click here to contact us >>