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  • Tom Godwin
    2 MIN READ

    Ergonomics

    Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Low Back Pain

    Posted On

    30 October 2015

    Being desk based is a common feature of many jobs in the UK. The stresses that result from being in a seated position have long been discussed but...

  • Written By

    Tom Godwin

    Category

    Core Training, Low Back Pain, Personal Training

    Posted On

    16 July 2015

    Low back pain is a common condition in the UK with an estimated 85%...

  • Written By

    Hazel Goudie

    Category

    Low Back Pain

    Posted On

    12 December 2014

    The Prevalence of Low Back Pain in the UK Low back pain is one of the most common non-life threatening health problems in the UK. It not only creates a huge personal inconvenience and hindrance to individuals, but it also affects the UK financially and as a national community. According to a survey published back in 2000, almost half of the adult population in the UK reported occurrences of low back pain lasting for a minimum of 24 hours during the year. Two further reviews were conducted, one of which focused on the elderly and the other on adolescents, both of which identified high numbers of these populations suffering with low back pain. It appears from the research that the number of people with back pain increases with advancing age, starting in school children and peaking in adults of 35 to 55 years. Additional findings suggested that back pain was just as common in adolescents as in adults. From these studies it can therefore be estimated that four out of every five adults will experience some form of back pain at some stage in their life. It can therefore be predicted that in industrialised countries such as the UK, up to 80% of the population will suffer with back pain at some stage in their life.