Written By: Danielle Moreau PT, DPT, PRPC on July 13, 2023
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal symptoms people experience, shared by more than 500 million people globally, according to a 2020 data analysis (1). The burden of LBP goes beyond the economic costs of doctor visits, imaging, testing, and interventions. It also manifests in the form of missed social activities and recreation, and disruption of daily routines. It is associated with worse mental health and is a leading contributor to missed work and job-related disability.
It is not uncommon for people to experience low back pain that lingers despite typical treatments including physical therapy and exercise, chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, medications, injections, or surgery. In these cases, the pelvic floor muscles may be the missing piece in relieving pain and returning to normal life.
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