Back pain can be very debilitating. In 2014-15, 16% of the Australian population reported some form of back pain, making it the 3rd largest disease burden in the country. There are many causes of back pain such as poor posture, lifting heavy loads and sporting injuries. If the pain is only minor, it can often be treated using over-the-counter pain medication. However, there are times when you will need to seek out professional help.