Back pain is a common condition and in the UK, it is the largest cause of work-related absence. Back pain can be very uncomfortable, but it is not usually serious.
Back pain can affect anyone, regardless of age, but it is more common in people who are between 35 and 55 years of age.
In the majority of cases, the cause of back pain can be linked to the way that the bones, muscles and ligaments in the back work together.
Bupa - Back Pain
Factsheet on the causes, symptoms, treatment & prevention of back pain.
NHS information on back pain
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