September 2012 - Orthopaedics Plus

Dealing with lower back pain

Most healthcare professionals would agree that back pain is a complicated issue. While up to 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, there are so many causes of back pain that it’s often difficult to pinpoint the exact reason, making it hard to treat and relieve such pain. Sources can include arthritis, spinal injury and nerve compression, but Jason Wilder, a physical therapist and the owner of Apex Physical Therapy (a Physiquality member in Tennessee), says there are three main causes of lower back pain.

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