Back pain and Sciatica (Sciatica is where the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back to your feet, is irritated or compressed. It usually gets better in 4 to 6 weeks but can last longer. [Source: NSH]) is the most common problem.
Back pain for more than 3-4 months can be due to tuberculosis or tumors. Disc problems are common in the younger age group these days.
Professions working on computers are more prone to cervical problems. Patients with spinal injuries should be managed immediately and under proper supervision.