There are many potential causes of back pain. According to research 60%- 80% of the UK population suffer back pain at some point in their lives. In my opinion we can do a lot to help ourselves so we are not resigned to the fact that we’re going to suffer significant back pain. There can be many causes of back pain but often the most common is a mechanical pain. This means that the problem is in the mechanics of the back; the bones, muscles, ligaments, discs, joints, and nerves.