In Australia, back pain is the most common musculoskeletal condition that people will consult a doctor for. Although injuries are more common in the cervical and thoracic areas of the spine, statistics tell us that low back pain (generally the lumbar region) affects approximately 16% of the Australian population and it is estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer some form of low back pain during their lives.
Spine problems might be as a result from:
Sport is a common cause of back pain and some sports, such as weight lifting, football, rowing and golf are more likely to cause back pain, but problems with the spine can occur over time from everyday activities such as long periods sitting at a desk, poor sleep positioning, incorrect lifting or repetitive motion. Accidents, falls, and lifting and twisting are often the cause of sudden spine injuries.
Common spine conditions fall into two categories:
Our BodyICE Recovery Back and Hip pack can be used for ice or heat therapy to ease back pain and to provide comfortable compression and maintain correct posture.
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