What can we do with low back pain?

The osteopath Dr. Lederman (2011) states that the mechanical model is outdated for low back pain. Major systematic reviews have shown that there is not enough evidence for mechanical causes of low back pain. The oblique positions, leg length differences, joint blockages, etc. do not appear to have any causal influence on the complaints. The muscular part (core stability, etc.) does not appear to be the cause. Lederman therefore advocates a treatment aimed at reducing the sensitivity of the low back. If the complaints persist for more than eight weeks and become chronic, they have a neurological origin, he says. In this newsletter we will discuss the incidence of low back pain, the etiology from the regular and complementary perspective and what we can do with it as osteopaths.

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Sander Kales