The human spine can withstand heavy lifting, according to the latest research.
Rates of spinal fusion surgery for back pain are on the rise. This is despite little evidence that it's an effective procedure and studies showing many will have revision surgery within ten years.
Prescriptions of the drug pregabalin to treat sciatica have skyrocketed in recent years. But a new study shows it brings only side effects, and not relief for sufferers.
Although common, back pain has many causes, and a quick drug fix is not the answer. But there are things you can do to get back on track.