So, you put your back into it… and that put your back out!
You’re not alone. 8 out of 10 Canadians suffer low back pain at some time in their lives. In fact, back pain is the second major cause of time loss at work. Can you guess the first? Some 6.5 million workdays are lost each year due to back injury, at a cost of around one billion dollars. Injury, poor posture, heavy lifting and stress are common causes of back pain. You may be experiencing stiffness in your lower back, cramping in your leg to tingling in your toes. If your symptoms are confusing, it’s important to find out what kind of back pain you have. Some major ones are: