Back Pain

NHS Choices

Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life.

It may be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly. It's not generally caused by a serious condition.

Find out more about the causes of back pain on NHS Choices.

In most cases back pain will improve in a few weeks or months, although some people experience long-term pain or pain that keeps coming back.

Your Health

We also have a number of Back Pain resources that can be found on the web in our 'Your Health' section.