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The chances are you will have experienced an episode of low back pain at least once in your life.  You’ve probably experienced it many times.  Low back pain is one of the most normal things a human can experience.  It’s estimated in some studies that over 80% of people will get an episode of back pain at least once every 2 years.  The global burden for spinal pain results in more disability, functional losses and loss of work than conditions like diabetes or cancer.  The actual burden of spinal pain is increasing every decade!  This can be seen in this very busy looking but informative chart.

Charts of Leading Causes in 1990, 2005, and 2015