An Epidemic of Back Pain

According to The Atlantic, back pain has become the leading cause of disability in the world. The author explains:

The things that make us low-level miserable are now more likely to be simple aches and pains, rather than frightening, communicable diseases like diarrhea. That’s encouraging, but it’s still a little sad. People all over the world increasingly live long, great lives, only to spend their golden years slathered in IcyHot...

And while the article ends on a dour note, there is no need for such despair. By changing the way we move, not only can we reclaim our active lifestyles, but we can help ease our back pain, regardless of our age. And we can start with how we sit: