Chronic pain is defined as any pain which lasts longer than six months. The most common type of chronic pain is back pain. Other chronic conditions include joint pain which is often caused by different types of arthritis or trauma to joints from either a accident or sports injury.
Approximately 80% of the population will suffer from some form of back pain during their life. It accounts for 25% of the patients treated at all Primary Care Physicians offices. Most back pain can be treated with physical therapy rather than surgical procedures . The therapists have had a tremendous level of success in the treatment of chronic back pain.