We cannot turn our back on lower back pain

This cannot or should not be done from a medical point of view, as back pain is one of the problems with a wider impact among European citizens. Thus, it does not come as a surprise that the number of people affected in the EU is estimated at 67 million people. Back pain costs the UK about £7bn a year in sickness leave and treatment costs.

Why do I have lower back pain? There are a wide variety of pathologies that can cause back pain at certain moments of our lives: • Sciatica (caused by pressure or damage to the sciatic nerve) • Stretching or tear in the muscles or ligaments in the back • Scoliosis or kyphosis (curvature of the spine) • Fractures of the spine caused by osteoporosis • Muscle spasms • Herniated disc • Cancer or spinal fracture • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal that compresses the spinal cord) Pain could also stem from other medical problems: - Abnormal enlargement or aneurysm in the aorta that causes leaks - Arthritis - Infections of the Read more