According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of back pain
is estimated to be between 60%-70%. 1 With the growth of the aging
population, these values are only expected to increase in the future.
Back pain is treatable and manageable through physical therapy. Utilizing
preferred motions, stabilization and strengthening exercises, manual
therapy, and therapeutic modalities, back pain can be managed so that
you can live a more active lifestyle. About 60% of patients saw an
improvement in the Numeric Pain Rating Scale during rest and activity
post physical therapy episode of care. 2 Individuals who are more active
participants in their therapy are much less likely to have a recurrence of
Most prevalent classification of low back pain. Usually caused by a disturbance in the normal resting position
of the affected joint surfaces like the facet joints or vertebral bodies. Treated with use of preferred
movements and positions.
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Usually caused by abnormal movement or alignment of the sacroiliac joint. May be the source of pain for up
to 30% of low back pain cases. May cause pain that radiates down the back of the thigh but not past the knee.