Low Back Pain Facts | Chiropractor Geelong

  1. According to the World Health Organisation in 2020, low back pain affected 619 million people globally, which is approximately 9% of the global population.
  2. Women tend to be impacted more than men, approximately 1.5x more so.
  3. The prevalence of low back pain increases with age, peaking in people aged 45 to 55 years old.
  4. The majority of low back pain are due to unknown causes, with less than 1% of all cases due to more severe patho-anatomical origins (e.g. infection, fracture, cancer etc).
  5. Most people will experience low back pain in some form during their lifetime, with the lifetime prevalence between 75-84%.

Our approach to Low Back Pain | Chiropractor Geelong

  1. Understand – Our Geelong chiropractor will want to understand your particular condition, the impact it has had on your life and what you’d like to get back to.
  2. Assess – Our Geelong chiropractor would perform a thorough neuro-orthopaedic assessment, spinal examination, posture analysis and other testing to assess overall movement and function.
  3. If clinically indicated, our Geelong chiropractor will refer for further investigations, tests or scans will be made.
  4. Educate – Our chiropractor will have an in-depth discussion around the nature of your specific condition, the treatment options available to you and we will map out a care plan to get you back on track as quickly as possible.
  5. Recover – If appropriate to do so, we will start your treatment from the first visit to help relieve pain, promote better movement and get your road-to-recovery underway.

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References

  1. GBD 2021 Low Back Pain Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of low back pain, 1990-2020, its attributable risk factors, and projections to 2050: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021. Lancet Rheumatol 2023: 5: e316-29.
  2. GBD 2019: Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. https://vizhub.healthdata.org/gbd-results/.
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