Prevalence and Cost of Back Problems

It has been estimated that in the United Kingdom, that up to 4 out of every 5 adults aged 16 or over, will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime, whether it be only for one or two days or longer periods -sometimes years. With estimated costs to the NHS of around £481 million per annum, this is a serious and unnecessary drain on national resources. Costs to UK business: 50 million days of absence totalling some £5 billion annually.

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