A study done by Royal Cornwall Hospital UK and University of Washington in the US have found that 1 in 10 people are affected by back pain.
The study looked at how much disability is caused by lower back pain globally. It found that lower back pain caused more disability than any other condition, affecting nearly 1 in 10 people and becoming more common with increasing age. The study overall, highlighted a common but often overlooked condition. Lower back pain is not usually linked to any serious disease, but can be debilitating and emotionally distressing. It can be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly.