Twins Study into Back Pain

Four million people in Australia suffer from back pain making it one of the most common chronic conditions.

“Twins with back pain early in life, from around 12 years of age, have a four-fold increased risk of also reporting back pain when they are 30-years-old”. This saying that prevention and early intervention and treatment is important is reducing the chance of chronic back pain later in life.

The take home message from this is if your child suffers from back pain book an appointment so the cause of the back pain can be effectively assessed and treated so it doesn’t continue to be a problem later in life. The earlier intervention occurs the less likely it will progress to a chronic problem.

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