According to figures from the US National Library of Medicine, back pain is one of the most widespread medical conditions, affecting eight out of ten people at some period during their lives. The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) for 2013, published in The Lancet, also showed that low back pain was one among the top ten greatest contributors to disability in every country, causing more health loss than diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma combined. “Spine trauma, injuries, arthritis and even back surgery or poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle or even infections can cause back pain. However, one of the main causes of back pain is linked to intervertebral disc degeneration,” said Dr. Ali Zahran, Consultant for Anesthesia & Interventional Pain Management at Burjeel Hospital of Advanced Surgery. http://en.arabwomanmag.com/back-pain-affects-eight-out-of-ten-people-at-some-point-in-their-lifetime/"