Top Causes of Neck and Back Pain

According to the Panadol Back + Neck Report, back and neck pain is a way of life for a worrying number of sufferers, from the moment they wake up, after a pain-interrupted sleep, to working through discomfort at their office desk, then missing out on the hobbies and sports they love.

The top ten perceived causes of back and neck pain in Australia are:

1. tension / stress
2. an injury from an accident (car, fall)
3. working at a computer for too long
4. sleeping in a bad position
5. labouring / manual labour
6. poor posture
7. spinal bone problems (vertebrae)
8. aging / natural aging process
9. overweight
10. history of repetitive movements