Back pain has the most far-reaching implications of any physical malady in the human body. Over 85% of the adult population will experience at least one debilitating episode of back pain in their life. It is the third most common reason to visit the doctor. It is difficult to diagnose and expensive to treat. The cost of treating low back pain is staggering, in 2005, the U.S. spent $85.9 billion treating back pain. It affects all areas of life, at home as well as in the work place.