Back pain is now the number one cause of disability . . . in the WORLD, according to a recent article in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Notably, “The risk of low back pain was nearly four times higher for people working in agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, fishing and hunting compared to other professions,” reported a team led by Dr. Tim Driscoll of the University of Sydney.
While the write up included advice on steps to take in the event a person ends up having typical back pain, they did emphasize that keeping in shape and attaining good flexibility and core strength are the best steps people can take to ward off an episode of back pain.
Our 14 PTs at Alpine Physical Therapy use advanced training in their efforts to treat over 3,000 Missoulians with back pain. Our tools and approaches are offered within the Spine Clinic at Alpine. For more information on our Spine Clinic, click here.
Here’s the article that announced the recent study on the worldwide stats on back pain.
Low back pain leading cause of disability worldwide: Study
“Low back paincauses more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide, according to new research, and nearly one in 10 people across the globe suffers from an aching lower back.”
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