According to a recent study from the Australian Bureau of Statistics National Health Survey, at least 16% of all Australians—or nearly 4 million individuals—suffer some form of back pain. More surprisingly, it’s estimated that around 70% to 90% of all people experience lower back pain for some period at least once in their lives.
Simply put, back pain is a major issue not only in Australia, but around the world. One of the major reasons so many of us suffer back pain is the wide variety of different activities that can cause injury to the spine. Everything from lifting weights to bending down to pick up coins can potentially cause damage to our backs.
Thankfully, there are some easy ways you can ease back pain on your own, without the need for medication or surgery.
Here are some ways you can relieve your back pain today: