Pain, Why Can’t I Hurt like a Cyclist How is it some of us feel excruciating pain from something like stubbing a toe off a door, where others feel minimal pain from burns, cuts, fractures, abrasions etc? (Johnny Hoogerland is seen to after his crash in the 2011 Tour de France – Tim de …
Low back pain is the leading cause of work absence and activity limitations. Recurrence rates for low back pain are thought be between 24% and 33%.
Neck Pain Much like low back pain, neck pain is a major cause of impairment, with 70% of people suffering from neck pain through their lives. It is second only to low back pain as the most frequent cause of long term absenteeism. Akin to low back pain, imaging (MRI) and pain are not predictive …
Why does my back hurt? My neck is killing me. My arms have no strength in them anymore. Why after a long day at work does my whole back feel so tired? These are a few common questions we sometimes ask ourselves from time to time. Most of us don’t have the answers to them and therefore suffer on until it “eventually” goes away, only to come back again!, or gets so bad that we go to a healthcare practitioner to look for help.
Low back pain is one of the most common complaints I hear about as a physical therapist. On the positives, 80-90% of episodes of low back pain resolve within 2 -3 months (Hides et al. 1996). Of the 5-10% that do develop chronic low back pain, 85% are classified as “non specific low back pain” (Dillingham 1995). This infers that there is no specific entity that anyone can point to, and say this is causing your pain.