Nearly two thirds of people will experience back pain at some time in their life and 2.5 million people in Britain have back pain every day - Straightforward and reliable advice - Award winning author Back pain is very common and can be disabling. It can also be difficult to treat successfully. Tom Smith explains the different types and causes of back pain, how they are diagnosed, and what treatment is available. This includes chiropractic, osteopathy, physiotherapy, and medication.