What is low back pain?
Most low back pain is caused by a simple strain of the muscles in the back, usually at a time when we are more vulnerable (ie, run down, tired, stressed, tense, sad, inactive or overactive).
While this kind of back pain can be distressing and have a negative impact on our lives for a time, most people who experience low back pain recover within a few weeks.
Most people with low back pain have ‘non-specific pain’ – that is, no clear cause can be found, although the pain is NOT caused by a serious condition.
Remember that ‘non-specific’ doesn’t mean the pain you are experiencing is ‘non-important’. Everyone’s experience of pain is different, and your experience is just as important as the next person’s.