Back pain, in its many forms and stages, is one of the country's most common chronic conditions. A 2009 PMC report, The Rising Prevalence of Chronic Low Back Pain, indicates that, at some point in our lives, over 80 percent of the entire population will endure at least one episode of low back pain (LBP). More specifically, at any given time, approximately 31 million Americans are experiencing low back pain, ultimately disrupting our work schedules, enjoyment of daily activities, and overall quality of life.
The human body, designed for movement, is suffering the consequences of our modern, sedentary lifestyle. A recent study from the American Heart Association indicates that U.S. adults, on average, spend 6 to 8 hours sitting every day, with a whopping 25% of American adults admitting that their hours of sitting actually surpasses 8+ hours each day.