Back pain impacts approximately 31 million Americans at any given time, and our health care system spends $50 billion per year on low back pain treatment.

It’s the single leading cause of disability keeping people out of work, and it’s the second most common reason for doctor’s visits. Back pain is a big problem in this country. But the even bigger problem, in my opinion, is how the traditional medical system treats and manages those suffering from back pain. 

Despite what you may have been told, getting rid of back pain on your own is entirely possible and preventing it can be even easier. But it starts with understanding what the true cause of back pain is for most people. Eighty percent of back pain is “mechanical” in origin, which means it’s not due to any serious pathology like cancer, infection, or fracture.