Chronic back problems are common conditions in Australia (16% of the total population) and cause of disability (28% of the total population with disability) in Australia.
Chronic back problems can have a strong negative effect on a person's quality of life, affecting their ability to participate in daily activities, work, family and social activities.
This bulletin provides the latest detailed information on the impacts (in terms of quality of life and disability) of chronic back problems in Australia.
Media release: '1 in 6 Australians have chronic back problems'
Download report: Impacts of chronic back problems