Do you or have you ever suffered with back pain? This is an important article that could make the world of difference to you.
“While 40% of people with an episode of LBP will recover within six weeks, 48% still have pain and disability at three months, and of those, almost 30% will not recover at 12 months (1).”
”As well as significantly affecting activity participation, LBP is frequently associated with co-morbidities such as depression, with rates 2.5 times those in people without LBP” (2).
If left without intervention by a passionate practitioner who lives and breathes it, then back pain can get worse, it can recur again and again, with further deterioration each time, treatment takes longer and gets more expensive, and in severe cases, the effects cannot be reversed.
When you have back pain you feel down and frustrated, it is hard to be in the moment, to be 100% present and to truly enjoy life. It is hard to know what to do, there seems to be many options….
When you see an expert, someone who lives and breathes treating back pain every day, someone who is fanatical and is energised every single time they get a win for their patients, you’ll finally be in the right hands so that you can get the care you deserve, get back to loving your life of activity and being more “you”.
Follow this advice and be one step closer to living your life uninterrupted, feeling great and thinking clearly!
“Covering Up A Problem Flat Out Does Not Work As A Long Term Solution! I’m Frustrated By People Getting Stuck On Heavy Painkillers Or Heading Straight To Surgery Without First Trying Other Measures”
– Jeremy Thomas DC.
If you’ve ever wanted to move towards living your life back pain free, then keep reading, these next golden nuggets might just change your life. Note - there is a time and place for surgery and medication BUT it is key to know when this is appropriate.
The Biggest Mistake Treating Low Back Pain:
The latest Guidelines recommend non-pharmacological (non drug) care as the first treatment option and reserves pharmacological care for patients for whom non-pharmacological care has not worked (3). Paracetamol was once the recommended first-line medicine for low back pain; however, evidence of absence of effectiveness in acute low back pain and potential for harm has led to recommendations against its use. Health professionals are guided to consider oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), taking into account risks, including gastro intestinal, liver, and cardiorenal (heart and kidney) toxicity, and if using, to prescribe the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Routine use of opioids (strong pain killers) is now NOT recommended, since benefits are small and substantial risks exist, including overdose and addiction potential, and poorer long-term outcomes than without use.
Evidence shows that patients tend to improve with or without surgery and, therefore, non-surgical management is an appropriate option for patients who wish to defer or avoid surgery.
Basically DO not use Surgery or Drugs as a first line effort for low back pain is the latest advice. There are some instances where this is appropriate however this is where a professional consultation is required.
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