Low back pain (LBP) is the fifth most common reason for physician visits, which affects nearly 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime. Low back pain that has been present for longer than three months is considered chronic, although there is still no consensus about the definition of CLBP. Specific causes of LBP are uncommon, and in approximately 90% of patients a specific generator cannot be identified with certainty. More than 80% of all health care costs can be attributed to chronic LBP. Nearly a third of people seeking treatment for low back pain will have persistent moderate pain for one year after an acute episode. It is estimated that many million adults in the India have activity limitations as a result of chronic low back pain.
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) has been associated with neurochemical, structural, and functional cortical changes of several brain regions including the somatosensory cortex. Complex processes of peripheral and central sensitisation may influence the evolution of acute to chronic pain.
Dr.R.V.Vijayakumar PT has explained the management of Chronic low back pain with evidence based information.
Dr.R.V.Vijayakumar PT also had a brief discussion with world renowned shoulder physiotherapy specialist Dr Jeremy Lewis PhD FCSP, of London Shoulder Clinic.
He is the keynote speaker in the conference, where he gave an insight into Shoulder rehabilitation. Professor Jeremy Lewis PhD is a Consultant Physiotherapist, Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Sonographer and Independent Prescriber.