Agonising pain in my lower back came out of the blue about 19 years ago. It started as a constant dull ache, and my GP told me to try to cope with it as they didn’t know the cause and said it was just one of those things.
With our increasingly sedentary lifestyle, lower back pain is becoming a common complaint among the over-50s. This debilitating condition already affects an estimated 40 per cent of the UK population. While many sufferers get better