Dr Mike Evans discusses low back pain and some evidence based approaches to the problem. The video perhaps oversimplifies the problem but does give some background to what people may experience and what may be helpful in terms of relief. However, everybody is an individual and has differing abilities to compensate for mobility issues associated with low back pain, and/or causing low back pain. We would suggest using this video as an informative piece but not for self-diagnosis. The very potent message here though is the value of maintaining movement (bed rest is proven not to be effective), provided it does not exacerbate pain, as part of the path to recovery. Combining exercise with manual therapy over the short to medium term is shown to be effective at reducing back pain.
According to Dr Mike Evans, “Movement is medicine”.Back to Blog Home