Back Pain Basics
It’s almost as frequent a health complaint as the common cold- back pain and most often pain in the lower back or low back pain. Nine out of ten North Americans experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime and for half it will reoccur or become persistent for more than a month then referred to as chronic. It is not a specific disease and for 75% of the sufferers no clear and specific cause can be identified. In fact, back pain is a symptom that something else is going on.