Low back pain is extremely common, with around 84% of people worldwide experiencing a bout at some stage. Despite being the number 1 musculoskeletal problem people see their GP for, very few episodes of back pain are the result of anything serious, and most will settle within about 6 to 8 weeks.
Accessing up to date information about back pain can help reduce suffering, and in many cases, prevent unnecessary time off work and other important activities.
The resources below provide information on the many reasons people develop low back problems, and the steps you can take to assist your recovery. It may also help to discuss some of the information in this section with your Physiotherapist.