Dr. Nathan Kadlecek, PT
Is a physical therapist committed to providing high quality health information, largely focused on lower back pain and the gross overuse of diagnostic imaging, medication, surgery, low quality treatment methods, and the over-diagnosis of pain conditions. He's also a powerlifter, pain nerd, macro-scale thinker, and wants to help you think differently about pain, healthcare, and life.
There is a lot of fear which surrounds back pain.
Much of this is likely due to societal norms and the acceptance of false narratives pertaining to lower back pain.
If we know that 95%+ of lower back pain is not dangerous, then why do we have such a large swath of the population suffering with chronic lower back pain issues?
This is not to say that there are not some genetic predispositions for developing lower back pain, however how much CONTRIBUTION is biological vs. environmental?
Some of you reading this might be dealing with chronic issues and what I am not saying is that it’s all in your head, or, that you should just suck it up and get better.
Chronic pain is incredibly challenging to deal with and the best thing we know to do with this is to focus on meaningful activities, improve sleep patterns, manage stress, improve exercise habits, and potentially pharmacological management in more challenging cases.
What are your thoughts on this, anything to add?