Back Pain Facts

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An estimated 9,466,000 working days were lost due to work related muscle-skeletal disorder (WRMSD) in 2014/5. WRMSDs represent 40% of all days lost due to work related ill health in Great Britain. 31% of this total are due to back disorders, 2,857,000 days. That is a lot of backache.

What causes of Back Pain?

Mechanical problems with the back itself can cause pain, for example disc breakdown, spasms, tense muscles, ruptured discs or injuries from sprains, fractures, accidents, and falls can result in back pain.
Back pain can also occur with some conditions and diseases, such as, scoliosis: curvature in the spine, spondylolisthesis: an abnormality within the vertebrae, arthritis, spinal stenosis: narrowing of the spinal canal, or where the nerve roots emerge, pregnancy, kidney stones, infections, endometriosis, fibromyalgia and stress.

If you are suffering with back pain and would like to discuss your problem and whether we can help you, we offer free 15 minute consultations either over the phone or face to face.

Diagram showing different types of discs in the vertebrae