Three certainties in life: death, taxes and low-back pain.Edit
Up to 80% of all adults experience back problems and back pain is a leading cause of doctors'-office visits, hospitalisation, surgery, and work disability.
In the US alone, the annual combined cost of back-pain related medical care and disability compensation is estimated at 50 billion dollars, or about 35 billion pounds.
Low-back pain is one of the most common maladies which sports-active people have to face.
So you would think that with all those troubled backs hanging around out there, both in the regular and sports world, sports-medicine experts should know just about everything there is to know about healing backs, right? Think again.
In fact, many of the most popular beliefs about caring for athletes' backs have little support from scientific research. It is highly likely that up to this very moment you have been treating the myths as 'gospel'."