- The National Health Service spends more than £1 billion per year on back pain related costs. In the private healthcare sector £565 million is spent on back pain every year.
- The lowdown on back pain. Most people have lower back pain. This is because the lower back bears the weight of the upper body. It also twists and bends more than the upper back.
- If your back pain started after a trivial movement, such as picking up a book from the floor, you could have a slipped disc or a joint problem in your spine.
- Many people who often have back pain, either lead inactive sedentary lives, or have inherited a genetic susceptibility to back pain.
- Cyclists often experience back pain, which can often be rectified by adjusting the angle of the bicycle seat.
- 80% of people over the age of 30 experience back problems at some point in their…
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