Investigating and Managing Low Back Pain

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About 16% of Australians (4 million) experience low back pain. However, research suggests that 28% of healthcare for low back pain in Australia does not follow clinical guidelines. Often, the mismanagement of low back pain involves unnecessary treatments that do more harm than good.

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More patients consult general practitioners about low back pain than any other musculoskeletal condition. About 16% of Australians (4 million) are currently affected by low back pain, and about 70 to 90% of people are expected to experience it at some point during their lifetime. Back pain is a leading cause of disability that may adversely affect all aspects of daily functioning. Between 10 and 40% of adults with low back pain are estimated to experience persistent and disabling symptoms.

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Very informative article.
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13 Mar 2021
Well written and easy to understand.
19 Feb 2021
Informative, easy to comprehend
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Jennifer Barnes
21 Feb 2021
Excellent information. Clear and concise.
Debra Curran
20 Feb 2021
Excellent presentation on low back pain
Eileen Davey
14 Feb 2021
Excellent resource as up to date with the latest research.
22 Feb 2021
Back pain being acute and chronic.repetitive tasks and obesity as one of the factors that contribute to back pain
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