If you are 18-55 with back pain that is worse when you twist or move and which is relieved by rest you have mechanical low back pain. This may last 8 weeks but should get better over this time.
The key messages are:
- Pain killers Co-codamol 8/500 from the Pharmacy)
- Keep moving (do more not less to stretch it out)
- Lower back pain exercises
- Pilates for chronic back pain
This type of back pain does NOT need a GP appointment.
We have compiled some back pain guidance because some back pains we NEED to see eg if you have worsening not improving pain, the pain prevents you from going to bed or wakes you from sleep, you have a history of cancer…
See “When to get immediate medical help” for back pain emergencies and red flags.
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