Interesting Facts About Back Pain

The back is one of the most important parts of our body, and it’s also arguably the most problematic. The number of people who are suffering from chronic back pain has been increasing in recent years, with no sign of slowing down. It’s a serious issue that deserves to be addressed.

In this blog post, we will uncover some interesting facts about back pain so you can feel more informed on the topic.

There have been studies about back pain over the years. As the world and our lives become busier these days, we tend to ignore some minor details in the way we work to sustain living.

5 Interesting Facts About Back Pain

1. Back pain is the third most common reason for doctor’s visits. [1]

Doctor’s visits are on the rise for back pain, and it can be caused by poor posture.

An unexpected injury can cause intense muscle spasms which may leave you unable to stand or sit straight without experiencing discomfort in your lower back region as well other parts close by such an hip bone and thigh muscles .

You should keep this condition monitored because it could get worse before improving on its own over time if left unattended.

Male patient consulting a physiotherapist for back pain problems

2. Back pain affects people of all ages, from teenagers to the elderly. [2]

It’s no secret that back pain affects people of all ages, from teenagers to the elderly. If you’re experiencing any type of discomfort in your lower spine or abdomen area and it radiates into one leg more than another then this could very well be related.

It is important for everyone who experiences regular aches along these lines – regardless if they are young/old-to see an orthopedic doctor right away so he can get started on treatment immediately before things turn worse.

The pain could be a sign of other conditions such as sciatica, herniated disc or osteoporosis.

3. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. [3]

For many people, back pain is the leading cause of missed work.

This has been a problem for a long time and it doesn’t look like this will be going away any time soon due to our sedentary lifestyles which have caused us all sorts health problems including chronic aches in different parts or your body from sitting too much throughout an entire day.

4. The average person will experience at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. [4]

Back pain is a common problem that many people will deal with in their lifetime. While it may not always feel debilitating, the constant tension placed on your spine by poor posture can result in serious physical issues like herniated disks or back surgery.

5. There are many different treatment options available to help relieve back pain – some may work better than others depending on the cause and severity of your condition

Most individuals who suffer from low back pain get well, although reoccurrence is frequent and for a small percentage of people, the disease will become persistent and disabling. [5]

It’s important you find a treatment that is right for you so it will be as effective in relieving discomfort caused by this illness or injury without causing any other issues, such as chronic problems with osteoporosis (a disease where there’s too few bone matrix cells).

Physical therapy on a senior woman having lower back pain

6 Easy Ways to Avoid Injury to Your Lower Back When Lifting Heavy Objects

  1. Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the ground
  2. Lift using both arms while keeping them close together
  3. Use legs instead of just upper body strength
  4. Take short steps rather than giant leaps
  5. Squat down before picking up something from a low surface like a floor or table - this will allow you to transfer weight onto your leg muscles instead of straining your lower back muscles
  6. Don’t twist too much while bending over because this puts stress on the vertebrae in front and behind where you’re bending

Back pain can be debilitating, but it is also very common. Dealing with back pain should not mean living a life of misery and disability. There are many different treatments available to help you heal from your condition and get back on the road to living a full, productive life again.



1 – Sauver, JL et al. Why patients visit their doctors: Assessing the most prevalent conditions in a defined American population. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Volume 88, Issue 1, 56–67.
2 – Rubin Dl. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Spine Pain. Neurol Clin. 2007; May;25(2):353-71.
3 – Vallfors B. Acute, Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Clinical Symptoms, Absenteeism and Working Environment. Scan J Rehab Med Suppl 1985; 11: 1-98.
4 – Rubin Dl. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Spine Pain. Neurol Clin. 2007; May;25(2):353-71.
5 – Hartvigsen J et al. Low Back Pain Series: What Low Back Pain Is and Why We Need to Pay Attention. Lancet, June 2018; Volume 391, Issue 10137; p2356-2367.