Back pain is not uncommon- A glimpse of demographics

Low back pain is one of the main reasons Indian visit their doctor. For adults over 40, it ranks third as a cause for doctor visits, after heart disease and arthritis.

80% of people will have low back pain at some point in their lives. And nearly everyone who has low back pain once will have it again.

Few people who feel pain in their low back has a serious medical problem. 90% of people who experience low back pain for the first time get better in two to six weeks. Only rarely do people with low back pain develop chronic back problems. If you develop chronic back pain, then visiting a spine & pain specialist is mandatory else you will worsen your condition with self-medication.

With these facts in mind, you can be assured that back pain is common, that it usually only causes problems for a short period, and that you can take steps to ease symptoms and prevent future problems.

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