INFOGRAPHIC: Managing lower back pain

Prevalent yet difficult to treat

January 3, 2016

Temporary back pain is an incredibly common health issue: Between 70 and 80 percent of people will experience it sometime in their lives. But it’s also really hard to pinpoint what’s causing it, much less how to cure it. According to Leonardo Costa, who studies lower back pain, the actual cause of about 90 percent of lower back pain cases can’t be identified. Nonetheless, there are a few steps you can take to try to send it on its way a little faster.

View the infographic below to find out more.

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Back pain

About the Author

Meghan Bartels

Meghan Bartels graduated from Georgetown University with a major in classics and a minor in biology. After college, she worked at a small environmental book publisher, where she learned that writing about science is fun when you get to use sentences that include both nouns and verbs. She also enjoys learning about history, drinking tea, and cheering on the Georgetown men’s basketball team.


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