As we move through the early years of the new entury, the pace of life is becoming ever more frantic. With every passing day, there seems to be more to do than there ever was before. At the same time, there is little doubt that the pressure of modern life is likely to keep on increasing rather than falling away and allowing us to relax in the way that we would probably all like to.
Because life is becoming ever more frantic and stressful, there can be little doubt that the stresses and strains on your body are alsoincreasing on a daily basis.
It is little surprise that so many people are plagued with constant niggles, aches and pains. Indeed, some unfortunate people are forced to suffer their pain in silence, trying to live a life that is as normal as possible.
Of course, because most people do not find themselves in this situation, they probably give very little thought or perhaps no thought at all to the pummeling that their body takes daily. That is likely to continue until some kind of body pain hits, and from that point on, pain becomes a very real and important consideration in their life.
Some forms of pain are less serious than others, and many types of pain will come and go. However, not all pain complaints can be so easily dismissed and amongst those that are most commonly felt and painfully endured is back pain.
It is estimated that between 50 million and 80 million US citizens suffer from chronic pain (defined as a pain that has lasted for more than six months), and that this costs over $100 billion in social costs every year. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for people visiting their doctor or medical practitioner …
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