Back pain is a very common problem, whereby most of us will probably experience some form of back trouble during our lifetime. Back problems can range from minor stiffness to more severe cases such as a prolapsed disk and sciatica.
Common causes of back pain can be bending and/or twisting into awkward positions followed by a sudden onset of pain. Some individuals may experience radiating pain into the leg (this can be pins and needles, numbness or weakness).
However, some causes of back pain can be of a degenerative nature where the joints, disks and ligaments become damaged over a period of time.