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Change your beliefs about Low Back Pain.

Blog written by Clinic Manager Jason Dodd and member of the Physiotherapy and Musculo-Skeletal Department at Bodylogics The Sports Therapy Clinic.

?Low Back Pain Beliefs?

Change your beliefs about Low Back Pain. Bodylogics

? In 2014, a study by Darlow et al was published in BMJ Open. The study looked at beliefs of back pain in New-Zealand citizens above 18 years of age

? 602 valid responses were received. Although not all of them had back pain at the moment (27%, which is still a substantial amount), 87% had experienced it at least once in their lives

⁉️ 34 questions were asked. A few of the most shocking results can be seen in the picture

? Negative views about the back and back pain were prevalent, in particular the need to protect the back to prevent injury

? People with current back pain had more negative overall scores, particularly related to back pain prognosis (outcome)

? Participants also showed uncertainty about links between pain and injury and appropriate physical activity levels during an episode of back pain

? Respondents had more POSITIVE views about activity if they had consulted a HEALTH PROFESSIONAL about back pain, which illustrates the power of EDUCATION in back pain recovery??

? TAKE HOME MESSAGE: Your BELIEFS can strongly influence your back PAIN and your RECOVERY, both positively and negatively

? That’s why it’s important to remember that MOST people experience back pain at least once in their lives, and MOST people recover just fine

?? Your back is STRONG and RESILIENT. Treat it that way!

? Darlow B., Perry M., Stanley J., et al, A cross-sectional survey of attitudes and beliefs about back pain in New Zealand, BMJ Open 2014

Our Osteopathy Department specialise in the treatment of lower back pain and offer education and advice on how you can manage your pain and symptoms. To book in to see a member of our Team then either call us on 020 8368 9220 or click here to enquire online to see how we can help you.

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