How long does it take for back pain to go is a common question and the first port of call would be to consider how long you have had the back injury and how long have you been doing things that contribute to the worsening state of your lower back. Quite often these factors have been in place long before the objective back injury itself, but they certainly act as barriers to the recovery of back pain.
In this video we talk about some solid advice and points of consideration for you to hopefully answer the question for yourself. When should you expect your back pain to go, given X, Y, Z? Are your timeframes fair and is it going to be 2 weeks or 2 months or more? We also touch on the very real pitfall of expecting the clock to have started as soon as the injury happened. When in reality if you’ve been doing things that are not going to help your back pain for the last 6 months, and have only been doing the right sorts of back rehab for the last 1 week, being disheartened that it’s been going on for 6 months and expecting it to be fixed can be understandable.
But it’s times like these that evaluating the problem through a different lens can be helpful. Ultimately, we know that you can fix your back pain from home, an evaluation of how long it might take is important but the scale of injury is such a small part in this evaluation and there are so many other aspects that need to be considered in this back pain recovery equation.