Chronic back pain
Back pain affects people of all ages and leads to disability in as much as 10% of the population. As back pain does not have a known cause, treatment then focuses on reducing and managing pain and its symptoms. Conservative management includes education, prescribing pain medications and can also involve manipulation and mobilization therapy, such as physiotherapy and osteopathy. Manual interventions target and relieve the build-up of tension and stress in the deeper fascia of the back, which is thought to be the source of pain. Fascial tension is also believed to limit mobility, which can restrict movement and affect posture.