An unbelievable 1 in 6 Australians suffer from chronic back problems (*) ! This means that there are a whole lot of Australians in frequent, consistent pain every day of their lives.
Chronic pain in any part of your body not only greatly impacts your quality of life, but also so many aspects of your life – your ability to work, your mental health and general health as well.
While you may think that chronic back pain relates to the elderly population it can affect anyone of any age, in fact almost 10 per cent of the 15-24 year old population had back problems between 2014-15.
There are many types of back related issues such as disc disorder, sciatica and curvature of the spine to name a few.
Back pain is very common, it can affect anyone of any age and have a significant impact on your life so it’s important to make sure you are covered by private health insurance.
You might benefit from working with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who are tertiary-trained allied health professionals who provide exercise therapy and lifestyle intervention for the prevention and management of chronic conditions. In some cases you may require surgery or ongoing physiotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, rehabilitation or other services which can cause immense financial burden if you aren’t covered by private health insurance.
Phoenix Health Fund has a range of packages to suit your needs, get a quote today.