On average, nearly one-third of all reported soft tissue injuries are back related. Most low back complaints result from simple strains that can heal within one to six weeks.
What you do about back pain is very important when planning your return to work. Rest for more than a day or two does not usually help and may actually delay recovery.
The Back to Basics video and guide have been prepared to help you understand how the back works and show you how to care for your back during recovery.