Acute low back pain typically improves within six weeks: Aussie study

The researchers say regular assessment could prevent patients from developing persistent pain.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Back pain

Most adults with acute low back pain can expect “substantial improvements” within six weeks of symptom onset, Australian researchers report.

But many patients, particularly those with persistent low back pain, will have ongoing pain and disability, which the University of SA–led team says highlights the need for better treatments.