Think Halloween is scary? Look at these back pain facts! If you’ve ever had a reason to look after your spine, let it be this:
1: Half of all working people admit to suffering from back pain symptoms each year.
2: Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work in the UK. It’s also the second most common reason for visits to the doctor after upper-respiratory infections.
3: The majority of cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic. This means that back pain is not usually caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer. Instead, it’s usually bad habits such as poor posture, lack of exercise and unhealthy eating habits that cause problems with the back.
Back pain can impact on every aspect of your life, but you have the power to keep your spine healthy!