may 2016
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A pain in the back!
A whopping 64% of the population experience lower back pain sometime in their lives; and it’s even more shocking to think that one in three of us – 36% – currently suffers from lower back pain.

We look at the causes, the treatment and ways to avoid back pain in this issue.

All the best,

The South African Society of Physiotherapy

We would like to thank the Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy Group (OMPTG) for the information supplied.

Only persons with degrees obtained at institutions approved in terms of the Higher Education Act may call themselves physiotherapists, whether the work is performed on animals, humans, or in any field of interest.

The content is for information and educational purposes only. The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) has attempted to provide recent and accurate information at the time of publication. The SASP does not assume liability for the use of information contained in this communique. It also does not replace, nor should it be considered an alternative to a medical consultation.  Copyright SASP. All rights reserved.
What is lower back pain?
Lower back pain is defined as pain experienced between the twelfth thoracic vertebra (where your ribcage ends) and the gluteal folds (bottom of the buttock). Read more...
What causes lower back pain?
Lower back pain can be triggered by pathology affecting the anatomical structures around the lower back such as muscles, joints, ligaments, nerves or discs. Read more...
What are the treatment options if you experience low back pain?
There are conservative as well as surgical solutions to low back pain.
How to prevent low back pain
A healthy lifestyle is one crucial element in the prevention of low back pain. Read more...
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