Let´s have a look at the media. What do you find if you type”low back pain” on Google? There are thousands of websites that tell you what it is and how to manage it. I wonder why there are so many “clever guys” who know how to deal with low back pain and there are still many people who struggle to get rid of this pain.
Since I started doing research about different aches and pains, among them low back pain, I realised that there are many, what we call in my country, “smoke sellers” (people who sell information and treatments with no value). What do I mean by that? Basically that there are many people who talk about low back pain solutions like if they were talking about things that are certain. I am a physiotherapist myself with a masters in Osteopathy and I have been taught a thousand different ways to treat low back pain, most of them to deal with the symptom, but not the cause. Different treatments that are supposed to be good are: ultrasound, TENS, heat therapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, dry needling, etc. But, are they actually good? [Continue Reading…]