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New App Helps Relieve Back Pain

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Photo: Kai T. Dragland, NTNU

Back problems are among the most common causes of sick leave. Every year as many as one in 15 adults in Norway sees a doctor or physiotherapist due to lower back pain. Worldwide, back pain is the most common cause of disability.

Many people are afraid to be physically active when they experience back pain, but reducing the activity level often prolongs or even aggravates the condition.

"We can do a lot ourselves to reduce back pain through exercise and lifestyle adjustments," says Paul Jarle Mork, a professor at the Norwegian University of ...