Basic information about back pain

80% of all humans will suffer from an acute episode of back pain at least once in their life. In 85-90% of these people the complaints are not caused by severe structural damage but due to complex functional disturbances in the region of the spine. 

Natural course of back pain
To estimate the necessity respectively the effectivity of a therapy realistically, it is of eminent importance to know, how the natural course of a particular paindisease looks like without any therapy.
If we look at acute backpain, one week later 60% of the patients begin with their work again. Within one month 80-85% reach their normal tolerance against activity again. After 12 weeks (from the start) another 5-10% reach this goal.
Just in 5-10% of the patients their pain becomes chronic - but this low percentage of people needs more than 85% of the socioeconomic resources (mainly in the western countries).

In these chronic backpain-people the biggest problem over lifetime is the pronounced tendency of reoccurence. Huge studies have been performed to find out what happens to people with chronic backpain over lifetime - the results showed that in a very high percentage of chronic backpainpatients the episodes became more frequent, the duration and the intensity of every painepisode increased over time between about 25-30 years and about 65 years. Further more it turned out that the most negative factor for quality of life was the increasing disability in activities of everyday life.

First proven in painclinics in the US (beginning in the early 1980-ies), studies could show that it is not possible to heal spinal pain totally, because one of the main causes of back pain is a genetical predisposition. But - the frequency, the duration and the intensity of pain can be significantly improved. The only therapeutic modality to reach this is very specific, strengthanalysis-based and intensive cared movement therapy containing intensive, 3-dimensional strengthening of the whole spinal stabilizers and high-tech coordinationtherapy of the deep, segmental stabilizers of the spine.