Low back pain – can you fix it with exercise? – by Andrew Graham Rehab specialist

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About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months.

Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves the person incapacitated. Pain can begin abruptly as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy, or it can develop over time due to age-related changes of the spine. Sedentary lifestyles also can set the stage for low back pain, especially when a weekday routine of getting too little exercise is punctuated by strenuous weekend workout. The first attack of low back pain typically occurs between the ages of 30 and 50, and back pain becomes more common with advancing age. As people grow older, loss of bone strength from osteoporosis can lead to fractures, and at the same time, muscle elasticity and tone decrease.

Muscle/joint pain is rife in today’s society. Luckily, The LAB has qualified staff to accommodate for this. With an Injury Rehabilitation Specialist on board, The LAB can offer a fully comprehensive and professional service that will target the cause of your symptoms. Every day, people are suffering from chronic lower back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain…. the list goes on! The science and research has evolved considerably over the last 10 years and practitioners/therapists are able to implement a definitive and proven treatment protocol in order to diagnose and eradicate these health problems.

Chat with a specialist on the phone or in person – 02-662-1618.

“Your health is also your wealth.”

 

Andrew Graham.

 

 

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