Back pain is not unheard of. In fact, it is a very common complaint among adults and seniors alike. The back is broad and composed of many anatomic structures such as bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. The pain may be generalized, affecting the whole back, or may be localized like in lower back pain, depending on the cause and the affected structures.
According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, causing many individuals to miss workdays. Approximately 50% of the American population suffers from some form of back pain every year.
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