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It makes you stronger’: Exercise the best treatment for back pain, not drugs or bed rest

from: The Sydney Morning Herald 1. September 2022

Facts about chronic back pain:

  • Low back pain Globally more than 540 million people suffer from low back pain at least once in their lifetime. (1)
  • 60- 80% of adults are likely to suffer from back pain, from which about 85% are diagnosed with non-specific low back pain (LBP)(2)
  • Low back pain “is the most common musculoskeletal condition” (2)
  • LBP “has become a major public health problem worldwide.”(3)
  • Back problems are the “3rd leading cause of disease burden in Australia in 2011” (4)
  • LBP “affects the individual’s quality of life and working life.” (3)

In March 2018 Monash University released a statement:

Ground-breaking research warns “that low back pain is a major health burden globally – across developed and developing nations – and that the current use of X-rays and scans, opioids, injections and surgery to investigate and treat the condition is useless, unnecessary and harmful.” (1)

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Absolutely amazing Physio! It took her about 15 min to diagnose what 2 specialists and 6 doctors could not. My pain has already been significantly reduced just after 2 sessions. Very friendly and highly knowledgeable!

Low back pain “is poorly understood and is being mismanaged medically – at a cost both to the patient and to the healthcare system.” (1)

My deep desire and motivation to write this book is to help back pain sufferers reclaim their lives, avoiding unnecessary suffering by dealing with acute and chronic back pain and learning effective back pain management.

Unfortunately, I went through years of chronic LBP myself and experienced firsthand how poorly understood and poorly managed LBP has been. (1) Fortunately, I was able to find a solution that not only helped myself but countless other back pain sufferers who sought help from me over the last 25 years.

My suffering with low back pain led me to a long journey of despair, hopelessness and misery. It took me many years to find a satisfying solution for my back pain and to reclaim my life.

This is a self-help book for back pain sufferers—a step-by-step guide to reclaiming your life in 12 weeks or less. 

I look forward to your feedback during the program and hope you enjoy the freedom of less pain every day.


Ursula Knecht

Master of Sports Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Sports Physical Therapist International Academy of Sport Science (IAS), Manual Therapist Sohier Concept, Diploma Physiotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapist

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I have had a few treatments with Ursula and have big improvements. she is by far the best physio I have been to. She is very knowledgeable, professional and explains everything in a way I can understand.

How to recover from back pain – for good

The book and the course Ursula’s book ‘Back Pain Goodbye’ is a wonderful guide to helping anyone who is interested in reducing back pain without pills or potions. It is an excellent guide to finding the exercises that work for your body to strengthen your back and reduce pain.

I was fortunate enough to also participate in a course that Ursula ran on back pain. The course followed the guide in her book. Following her book ( and her supporting course ) has resulted in my back being more comfortable than it has been for 20 years! I am very grateful to Ursula for sharing her knowledge through her handy little book.

Carolyn P.

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