This is the second video of a series of 4. Here you can see some messages that can heal in patients with nonspecific low back pain.
Promote a biopsychosocial approach to pain
- “Back pain does not mean your back is damaged – it means it is sensitised”.
- “Your back can be sensitised by awkward movements and postures, muscle tension, inactivity, lack of sleep, stress, worry and low mood”.
- “Most back pain is linked to minor sprains that can be very painful”.
- “Sleeping well, exercise, a healthy diet and cutting down on your smoking will help your back as well”.
- “The brain acts as an ampliﬁer – the more you worry and think about your pain the worse it gets”.
The information you can find in this video has been kindly provided by Dr Peter O’Sullivan and Dr Ivan Lin. You can read the paper here: Acute low back pain: Beyond drug therapies. Pain Management Today (2014).
You can watch the other videos of the series here: Messages that can harm in patients with nonspecific lower back pain and Messages that can heal in patients with nonspecific lower back pain Part 2 and Part 3.
O’Sullivan, Peter & Lin, Ivan. (2014). Acute low back pain: Beyond drug therapies. Pain Management Today. 1. 8.