Most people with acute low back pain are back at work within a month and fully recover within a few months. According to one study, about a third of patients with uncomplicated low back pain significantly improved after a week; two-thirds recovered by 7 weeks.
However, studies now suggest that up to 75% of patients suffer at least one recurrence of back pain over the course of a year. After 4 years, fewer than half of patients may be symptom-free. Some doctors are approaching the...Read more
Did you know that approximately one-fourth of adults in the United States experience back pain at least once during a three-month time... Read more »
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Exercise and Physical TherapyThe Role of Physical TherapyPhysical therapy with a trained professional may be useful if pain has not improved after 3... Read more »