Back pain

Back pain is any medical condition that occurs at the level of the spine. It can occur in different parts of the back; the cervical (cervicalgia), dorsal (dorsalgia) and lumbar (lumbalgia). Scientific studies show that 8 out of 10 people in the world will have back pain sometime in life.

Back pain is one of the most common pains. Everyone will experience having back pain at least once in their life. This ailment is said to be one of the main causes of work absenteeism. Studies demonstrate that for at least once in their life, 80%-90% of the world has to confront a lower back pain, commonly between their 20’s and 50’s.

Back pain explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
One of the main factors of back pain is a sedentary lifestyle. Many hours sitting, little physical exercise, obesity, smoking.

Substantiated information by:

José Poblete Carrizo
Salvador Fuster

Published: 23 October 2019
Updated: 23 October 2019

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