Here is the cold hard facts! 80% of people will experience debilitating low back pain in their life. Debilitating means unable to work, bed rest, and stopping things that they would normally do! That Sucks!
92% of people who have low back pain at least ONCE in their life, will have a reoccurrence (World Health Organization).
In my opinion, this statistic is higher and likely more like 98-99% because most people who have low back pain, do not always go back to their provider
So what’s the good news?
97% of people with low back disc herniations recovered when they had the right rehab plan! (Read the Study here – There were almost 280,000 people in it)
ONLY 3% had surgery! The top 3 risk factors for surgery were:
2. Opioid Use
3. Having Injections (Highest Risk Factor)
My advice is to have a plan! You are more likely to succeed with the right plan.
PS In the meantime, don’t forget to join our Free Back Pain & Sciatica Support Group