You can be assured that low back pain is a prevalent problem we treat as physiotherapists.
An estimate made according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that 70-90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point in their lives.
Research papers say that if you're between 30 and 65, you're in the age group with the highest incidence of low back pain. However, clinically, we are seeing much younger patients who are presenting with both acute and chronic low back pain.
You are not alone. Many people have had and currently have low back pain. We have helped many people overcome pain to transition back to their lives.
Feel free to read other sections of the low back pain series to learn more on what you can do to resolve pain, prevent injury and live life.