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Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

1 in 7 Australians will present with back pain in a given day, which makes it the largest contributor to the burden of disease in Australia.

60% of people with acute LBP will recover in a few weeks and with minimal intervention.

The other 40% are at risk of developing long-term symptoms, or Chronic LBP.

An important step in the successful management is the classification of LBP into 3 broad categories.

Specific Spinal Pathologies (less than 1% of case in Primary Care)
  • Vertebral fracture
  • Malignancy
  • Spinal infection
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Axial Spondyloarthritis
Radicular Syndromes (5-10% of cases in Primary Care)
  • Radicular Pain i.e. Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Non-Specific LBP (90-95% of cases in primary Care)
  • Musculoskeletal in origin
  • Pain experience greater than 3 months classified as Chronic LBP Disorder
  • Chronic LBP divided into 3 sub-groups;
    • Adaptive Motor response to underlying pathology
    • Mal-adaptive coping and motor control strategies due to centrally driven psycho-social factors
    • Movement Impairment characterised by pain avoidance behaviours, or control impairment characterised by pain provocation behaviours.
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    How can Kinetic R+P help?

    • Despite LBP being common, the classification and management of each individual’s pain presentation is an important factor in establishing the correct management plan, which when guided under a bio-psycho-social framework, delivers excellent results.
    • Goals and Expectations are discussed and a management plan is established together.
    • A thorough physical examination is then performed to rule out any serious red flag conditions, but to also begin the process of identifying the classification of your back pain.
    • There currently is excellent evidence to support manual therapy to help reduce pain and tension, exercise therapy to build strength, mobility and confidence, and education/advice to get you feeling safe, relaxed and stronger.
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