Statistics show that
- 80% of people will suffer an episode of low back pain at least once in their life
- 60% of the normal population have experienced some degree of low back pain in the last year
- 5% of the population will take time off work as a result of back pain.
- Low back pain causes the greatest problem in the middle years of life with a peak age of about 40 years.
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints treated by physiotherapists. A systematic approach of assessment, diagnosis and management is necessary to provide the right treatment at the right time.
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