Fear. It’s quite possibly the number one factor I have to work with on a day to day basis. Especially when it comes to lower back pain. Which is why this article “Making sense of fear in people with low back pain” is so important.
Some interesting points raised...
“Fifty percent of the general population believe pain in the back means that the back is damaged.”
“Around ninety percent believe that ignoring pain can damage the back.”
“Seventy percent believe there is ongoing weakness in the back following an episode of low back pain.”
“The experience of LBP can feel threatening and scary for many people.”
“Contrary to popular beliefs, the spine is a strong structure and serious underlying structural causes of LBP are rare.”
“The association between common MRI findings such as disc degeneration and disc bulges and LBP disability is weak.”
“What people believe and do about their LBP has a strong influence on how long the pain will last and how disabled they will be by it.”