Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and remains a major public health concern in many developed countries. Which is your philosophy of treatment?
Despite the plethora of treatments and health-care resources devoted to LBP, back-related disability and the population burden have increased. Greater emphasis is now being placed on self-management, physical and psychological therapies, and some forms of complementary medicine, with less emphasis on pharmacological and surgical treatments. However, at a global level, gaps between evidence and practice exist, with an inappropriately high use of imaging, rest, opioids, spinal injections, and surgery.