Exercise and physical activity has been known to effectively treat low back pain. Recent studies demonstrate that over 12 months, researchers who carried out range of motion exercises had decreased the risk of low back pain by 35 percent!
Additionally, those that were taught to lift with proper ergonomics reduced their risk of low back pain by 35 percent.
In the UK, 1.6 million people suffer from chronic back pain and 25% of those are at risk of losing their jobs due to chronic back pain. Research contradicts staying in bed and demonstrates the benefits of exercising in addition to reducing rates of heart disease and diabetes.
Physiotherapy has been shown to effectively treat and prevent low back pain by decreasing fear and avoidant behaviors and maintaining movement.