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Investigating and Managing Low Back Pain

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About 16% of Australians (4 million) experience low back pain. However, research suggests that 28% of healthcare for low back pain in Australia does not follow clinical guidelines. Often, the mismanagement of low back pain involves unnecessary treatments that do more harm than good.

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More patients consult general practitioners about low back pain than any other musculoskeletal condition. About 16% of Australians (4 million) are currently affected by low back pain, and about 70 to 90% of people are expected to experience it at some point during their lifetime. Back pain is a leading cause of disability that may adversely affect all aspects of daily functioning. Between 10 and 40% of adults with low back pain are estimated to experience persistent and disabling symptoms.

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21 Feb 2021
Excellent information. Clear and concise.
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Debra Curran
20 Feb 2021
Excellent presentation on low back pain
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14 Feb 2021
Excellent resource as up to date with the latest research.
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Romycita
22 Feb 2021
Back pain being acute and chronic.repetitive tasks and obesity as one of the factors that contribute to back pain
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