Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

October 22, 2013

#1 Predictor Of Low Back Pain


“Two thirds of the people who have had back pain in the past can be expected to have
some symptoms every year.”
[Emphasis mine.]

McGorry RW, MSBE, PT et al. The relation between pain intensity, disability, and the
episodic nature of chronic and recurrent low back pain. Spine 2000;25(7): 834-841

So if you have had back pain, the “natural history” is that you will have back pain again… unless you fully rehabilitate and then do something to prevent that.



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