Here's another blog by a Milton chiropractor discussing: Low back pain risk factors and management.
Low back pain is a very common condition, affecting approximately 4 out of 5 people at least once in their lifetime.
The onset of low back pain can significantly impact quality of life and ability to carry out regular activities of daily living. In some individuals, the pain resolves in days to weeks, however, in others it can become chronic and result in significant changes to quality of life as well as causing time off work.
There are several risk factors that can contribute to the development of low back pain. These include lifestyle factors such as obesity, smoking and poor posture. Mechanical issues also play a role, such as repetitive movements, prolonged positioning, and heavy lifting. Psycho-social factors such as stress and anxiety also play a role.
In some individuals, low back pain will resolve on it's own, however, in others, their pain can become chronic. Seeking care early can help reduce pain levels while you recover and reduce the chance of chronicity.
Self management techniques during this time are also important such as doing prescribed exercises and recommended pain management techniques.
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Dr. Amanda Lett, BSc(Hons), DC