A conversation about back pain can sometimes be an opportunity to myth bust.
There are quite a few myths about back pain which are held by the general public.
Remember, what people believe about back pain, and their attitudes towards having back pain, can impact on recovery. People with LBP who are fearful, who rest excessively and who cannot cope with or control their pain, who believe that they have structural damage to their backs, are at greater risk of developing chronic back pain.
“Myths impair recovery and promote unnecessary suffering and disability” (16)