Back pain is so ubiquitous that it is almost disregarded by many. It is claimed that some General Practitioners ignore or minimize back pain as a symptom, unless it is acute or the major reason for presenting.
The following statements give some idea of the scope of back pain worldwide: “ The National Health Services branch of the UK government says workers in the United Kingdom miss an astounding 119 million workdays each year because of back pain. Back pain problems account for as many as 1 in 8 cases of
unemployment in the UK alone.”
“It is estimated that as many as 80 of every 100 US residents will experience significant back pain during their lifetime. In the United States alone, the total costs of low back pain each year is more than $100 billion. This is because of lost wages, as well as insurance and medical costs.”
These are truly astounding statistics, but still little comfort the person actually experiencing the pain and discomfort of a ‘bad back’.
This eBook seeks to help sufferers understand what may be causing their pain and clears up some common misconceptions. As well as discussing some common specific conditions that contribute to back pain, it outlines natural methods of overcoming and mitigating back pain.