How does the natural course of spinal pain look like?

To be able to assess the efficacy of a certain treatment seriously, it is necessary to know, how the paindisease looks like without any therapy. We know that 85-90% of all acute backpain patients reach their normal tolerance against activity within one month - equal whether with or without therapy!

60% of them begin to work again after one week, and another 5% reach this goal latest after 12 weeks. Just 5-10% of all acute backpain patients don't solve up and slide into a chronic paindisease, which lasts more than 3 months. From the socioeconomic view it is interesting, that these 5-10% cause more than 80% of the costs in the healthcare system due to the partly lifelong recurring paindisease with increasing grade of disability.