15 common myths associated with back pain

Many societal beliefs about back pain are inaccurate, and are associated with greater pain and disability due to back pain. These myths are often commonly believed by both healthcare professionals and members of the public which negatively affects recovery from back pain.

Scientific research in the area of back pain has progressed in recent times and this research challenges many inaccurate beliefs which are commonly held by people regarding back pain.

In this piece Mary O’Keeffe, Kieran O’Sullivan and Derek Griffin discuss 15 things that people might not know about back pain.