Low Back Pain
Over 80% of people experience an episode of low back pain
Over 80% of people experience an episode of low back pain some time in their lives. It is the #1 reason for disability and missed work. Most cases resolve within 6 weeks, but for some, the condition is chronic.
Common causes for low back pain are:
Most cases of low back pain are mechanical, and in many cases, caused by a general wear and tear that occurs in the joints, bones, or disks as people age. Sub -acute back pain is pain that lasts less than 12 weeks. Back pain that lasts 12 weeks or longer is called chronic back pain.