Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain

If back pain persists for more than three months, the pain becomes chronic. The treatment of chronic back pain is different from acute back pain treatment.   

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Common Chronic Back Pain symptoms


  • Sharp and shooting pain
  • Rigidity
  • Restriction of movement of the back
  • Radiating pain (in the buttocks/thighs)
  • Prolonged sitting is painful
  • Not being able to get up
  • Depressive feelings
  • Fewer and fewer periods without pain




Causes of Chronic Back Pain

Chronic pain can be a consequence of many factors including:

  • Stress
  • Work stress
  • Life events
  • Money issues
  • Bad relationships
  • Mental condition



Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

Almost all chronic back pain patients have a long treatment history and have already been treated by various care providers (for example, a GP, (manual) physiotherapist, neurologist, psychologist, chiropractor, pain doctor, rheumatologist, etc.).

Many patients are fortunate to find pain relief from a variety of therapies at the care providers mentioned above. However, this is not always the case. When pain relief is not found, then the patient is eligible for holistic rehabilitation. We often see that the quality of life deteriorates drastically as years of back pain progress. Working and exercising are hardly possible because there is too much pain reaction after or during exercise. This has negative consequences for daily life activities. Confidence in one’s own body is affected. In many cases, there is a fear of moving.  The (muscle) condition decreases and the periods without pain become shorter and shorter or even disappear altogether. It is logical that this affects a person’s state of mind. Pain causes a lot of negative energy and social activity becomes limited. A consequence of this is the incomprehension of the family, friends, and relatives that can lead to unpleasant situations. In short, the pain becomes central and the world around it grows smaller and smaller. We speak of a vicious circle that must be broken.

The treatment of chronic pain consists of the bio-psycho-social model. This approach not only considers the back but also takes into account the social and psychological conditions.



Exercise Therapy for Chronic Pain

The David treatment is, among other things, aimed at reducing muscle tension, reducing pain, giving tips/advice regarding your posture, and rebalancing (strengthening and stabilizing) your back.

  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Reducing pain
  • Increasing mobility
  • Learning correct posture
  • Increasing strength and stability in the back (Exercise Therapy)
  • Advice on how to deal with the pain


Patient Experiences

David has treated more than a million people with back pain in more than 25 countries over the last 10 years. Read the patient experiences on our blog page.

Patient stories