Back Pain: The Facts is aimed at people who want to help themselves. Affecting nearly everyong at some time in their lives, 40% of people will have experienced some form of back pain within the last year, with around 5% of sufferers taking time off from work within the last month. Long term back pain causes a great deal of distress and unhappiness, affecting work life, income, home life, relationships, fitness, and mood.

Back Pain: The Facts uses clear succinct chapters to give advice about every aspect of managing back pain, as well as answering frequently asked questions from sufferers. A key element is empowerment through understanding why back pain starts and why it persists. There are chapters promoting stretching, exercise, relaxation, communication, advice on sexual relations, as well as considerable emphasis on helping with thoughts and feelings.