Past Articles

Back Pain Down Under

Seems as those our Aussie friends are just as plagued with back problems as we are. According to current research, 25 percent of our friends down under are suffering from lower back pains. A total of 68 percent have suffered low back pain within the last 12 months. Over 10 percent have been significantly disabled by low back pain in the previous 6 months. And, approximately 80 percent have suffered low back pain at some point in their lifetime. Fortunately, the majority of the back pain is of low pain intensity. It is also associated with low disability. Perhaps back pain is better in Australia!

Source: JMPT - May 2004 • Volume 27 • Number 4