Back pain is a common complaint. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 80% of all Americans will have back pain at least once in their life.
Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and doctor visits. Although back pain can be painful and uncomfortable, usually not serious.
Although back pain can affect people of any age, it is significantly more common among adults aged between 35 and 55 years. Experts say back pain is associated with how our bones, muscles and ligaments of the back work together.
Pain in the lower back may be linked to bone lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the back, abdomen and internal organs the pelvis, and the skin around the lumbar area. Upper back pain may be caused by disorders of the aorta, chest tumors, and inflammation spine.