When low back pain persists for more than 3 months it is officially chronic. Many of my chronic low back patients however, have suffered for 2 or more years. Many of them have given up on ever overcoming their condition.
Almost inevitably, patients only suffer chronic low back pain because they have never encountered a practitioner that is willing to treat them properly.
Chronic low back pain should never exist. It is ALWAYS the result of NOT RECEIVING PROPER TREATMENT.
Many doctors and therapists are happy to give temporary relief to their patients and accustom them to continually seeking care for the foreseeable future. And often, the notion of depending on your doctor/therapist for the rest of your life is encouraged.
In this article I hope to show some of the science behind the proper treatment of chronic lower back pain.
I pick chronic pain because it is usually trickier to fix than short term back strains. And it requires more work than simpler forms of low back conditions. Continue reading