RISK FACTORS FOR LOW BACK PAIN, AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
60-80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Of those people 60% will experience a 2nd episode within a year.
"WE BELIEVE THAT PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN A CURE"
It is important to first to take a look at your lifestyle, and ask yourself honestly:
How balanced is your life?
Do you eat healthily?
Do you take a moderate amount of exercise?
Are you a smoker?
Are you drinking more than the recommended guidelines of alcohol?
Are you under a lot of stress either with work or home life?
Risk factors for low back pain:
Weak abdominal muscles/general muscular tension
Absence of regular exercise
Job dissatisfaction/poor job ergonomics
Heavy repetitive lifting or bending