Back pain is very common, with most people experiencing at least one episode during their lifetime. Your back is a complex structure composed of bones, muscles, nerves, and joints. Back pain is caused by a problem of one of these elements.

It’s a musculoskeletal disorder that can present in a range of ways:

  • a slight twinge to being severely painful
  • a dull and constant ache to a sudden and sharp pain that makes movement difficult
  • it can gradually become worse or start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy