• Mark Sheptock, SPT

DID YOU KNOW THAT 60-70% OF PEOPLE WILL HAVE LOW BACK PAIN - DO YOU?


What is it?

60 to 70% of people will have an episode of low back pain in their life. A high proportion of these people will experience chronic pain. An important component to recognize along with chronic pain is the cognitive processes that are involved with symptoms, pain, and outcomes. In fact, depression is commonly experienced with low back pain, and it can have a significant effect on the perception of pain and ability to function in everyday life. Those who demonstrate symptoms of fear, avoidance of movement or depression actually experience more pain in regards to their low back symptoms, and it can significantly affect recovery time. These psychological processes can lead to a type of heightened neurological sensitivity where the nervous system becomes overactive. In this sense, our nerves can send pain signals to the brain, even when we are not necessarily harming the tissues in our spine.

This is not to say that the pain isn’t real. However, it is not correlated with actual struct