Back pain is a common condition and in the UK, it is the largest cause of work-related absence. Back pain can be very uncomfortable, but it is not usually serious.
Back pain can affect anyone, regardless of age, but it is more common in people who are between 35 and 55 years of age.
In the majority of cases, the cause of back pain can be linked to the way that the bones, muscles and ligaments in the back work together.
The Sheffield Back Pain website has been put together by Sheffield clinicians with a special interest in managing back pain. They include GPs, physiotherapists, spinal surgeons, rheumatologists, chiropractors, osteopaths and acupuncturists.
It has been designed as a one-stop advice site for people in Sheffield to find out what they can do to prevent back injuries and how best to manage back pain when it strikes.
Further information about back pain can be found on NHS Choices.