Low back pain is an incredibly common condition, estimated to affect around one-third of the UK population each year, with nearly everyone experiencing it at some point in their lives.
It can occur at any age, but is more common as we get older. It can commonly come on for no apparent reason, but appears more common in those who are overweight, less active or those working in very manual or sedentary jobs.
Information on managing pain associated with office- based work, including work-station self-assessment and exercises to complete at your desk can be found in the self care section of the website under the office workers tile.
What is clear from the research is that maintaining good physical and mental health reduces our risk of suffering from prolonged 'chronic' spinal pain, so there is plenty that we can do to help ourselves manage this condition.
Below you will find external links to further information regarding lower back pain and how best to manage it.
There are many misconceptions surrounding back pain, this can create fear, which causes people to stop doing many of the activities they need to do to address the problem. Explore some of these truths and myths about spinal pain.
If you are suffering with longstanding lower back pain and need more advice and information about how to manage it see the longstanding pain section of our website.