Back pain is one of the biggest causes of time off work in the UK. Indeed, in 2015, statistics show that 10 million work days were lost due to back pain. This costs the country £1 billion in lost earnings a year, according to the British Chiropractic Association. But for the individual, it is a case of being unable to do normal everyday things without pain interfering. And this issue covers all age groups. The statistics show that 1.89 million of the days lost were from 25-34 year olds.
Most episodes of back pain are unable to be sourced to a specific anatomical issue, so these are termed as non-specific back pain. It is rare that a person only suffers a single episode of back pain in their life. One episode can lead to chronic pain later on, although medical science is still trying to understand the conditions or factors that lead to the pain escalation. Read more on this article: