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How Back Pain Took Over the World

The newest iteration of the Global Burden of Disease study, which tracks the prevalence of deaths and diseases worldwide, contains some good news: On average people are living about a decade longer than they were in 1980. But there’s a catch: Health hasn’t improved as fast as life expectancy overall, which means that for many, those long, final years are spent hobbled by illness and disability.

The nature of our old-age ailments has changed in recent years. The study, published this week in The Lancet and conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, uses a metric called “Disability Adjusted Life…

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 How Back Pain Took Over the World

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The Better Way Back

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BackCares aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain. We fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain.


This web site is dedicated to providing access to evidence-based information and quality products that assist in preventing and rehabilitating troubled backs.


BackPainExpert was formed to offer a unique reference point on advice on back pain remedies, treatments and pain relief.

The Back Dr's Blog

At the Back Dr's Blog, we specialize in pain relief the neck and lower back. Whether its helping you choose a better neck pillow or making a recommendation for a better pain relief product, we are here to help you with your individual needs.

The Back Pain Authority

Welcome to The Back Pain Authority. When it comes to back, neck and sciatica pain, we have it all covered, from the causes and symptoms to diagnosis and treatment. We are an online community devoted to ending the epidemic of chronic pain in all forms. You are amongst friends here.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Back pain is an all-too-familiar problem that can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that leaves you incapacitated. It can come on suddenly–from an accident, a fall, or lifting something heavy–or it can develop slowly, perhaps as the result of age-related changes to the spine. Regardless of how back pain happens or how it feels, you know it when you have it. And chances are, if you don’t have back pain now, you will eventually.


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