Up to 90 percent of all adults in the United States will have low back pain (LBP) sometime in their lives. Most of those people will get better within a few weeks without any outside help.
Only 10 to 15 percent of patients with LBP have chronic pain and disability. According to a recent study from Norway folks currently having back pain don't think it will get better.
Anyone who's had a past bout of LBP would disagree. They know that it will eventually go away most of the time.