Key points in low back pain education. Lorimer Moseley is a succinct and rational educator on pain. If you are suffering from back pain be sure to have things cleared by a clinician and keep these pearls in mind. * The back is strong (ie, it is NOT an inherently unstable structure!) and highly protected by a comprehensive network of danger detectors. * Back pain can be brutally painful even when there is no identifiable tissue injury. * Tissue healing is an irresistible life force. * Pain provides our tissues a protective buffer. * The protective buffer offered by pain increases with a huge range of variables including inflammation, cognitive and social cues. * Our pain system learns over time to become more protective. * The best ways to retrain an overprotective pain system are learning about pain, adopting active management strategies, gradually loading the painful tissue through movement and activity and using psychological therapies. // If you want to learn how education and exercise can be your best ally through any injury reach out.