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About three in 4 people have one or more bouts of back pain. Most soon ease and are not due to serious back problems. In most cases the usual advice is to keep active, and do normal activities as much as possible. Painkillers are helpful until the pain eases. Chronic (persistent) pain develops in some cases, and further treatment may then be needed.
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About 8 in 10 people have one or more bouts of low back pain. In most cases, it is not due to a serious disease or serious back problem, and the exact cause of the pain is not clear. This is called nonspecific lower back pain. The usual advice is to keep active, and do normal activities as much as possible.
Lots of information on diagnosis, treatment and prevention including how to lift and handling awkward objects. Includes videos explaining how bad posture contributes to back pain, how to improve your health at work, and back stretches.