Is back pain something you have experienced? If so you may know that it can be deliberating and depressing.
Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and affects approximately 80% of the adult population at some point in their lives, as well as one in five younger people.
Some people experience one episode of back pain whilst others experience several episodes, eventually creating a chronic pain. Statistically it is more common for people to have reoccurring episodes of back pain.
Your first experience of back pain can be terrifying. The pain is often caused by a structural change often to the soft tissues, such as a pulled back muscle, some general back strain or just agonizing overuse. This usually settles without and psychological scarring.
Many patients who endure acute pain in the back at one time, will likely have it again in the future. Having a positive attitude is key to overcoming any health crisis. Remember, no matter what the source of pain, the mind and body work together to resolve the causation and return the individual to full health. Have confidence that your body can heal.
When you are living with back pain, education and understanding are the keys, to learning how to live your life. It is the same with any type of chronic pain. When you educate yourself, about your condition, you can make informed decisions about which treatments are right for you.
Understanding your condition and understanding your pain can help you to move on with your life. Make your pain tolerable by finding a good therapist and discover treatments for your pain.