"Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives."
Medline Plus study of back pain

Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.
National Institute of Health
Back-Pain Nearly every American will experience back pain sometime in his or her life.


What is it?

Back pain is a condition which occurs as a result of a pinched nerve in the lower back. although the true cause of back pain is often undiagnosed.


Applying moderate cold or heat to your back can reduce your discomfort. An extended period of bed rest is not appropriate for moderate back strain because lying in bed does minimize stress on the lumbar spine, extended bed rest creates other problems. There are a huge number of treatment options available, including drugs.

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