Back pain is a surprisingly common condition. In fact, around one-half of all working Americans admit to having some kind of back pain symptoms every year. Despite how common back pain is, most back pain does not require medical attention, as typically symptoms resolve within 4-6 weeks. Below you’ll find a series of resources to help you make an informed choice on how to approach your back pain. At the Trust, we use the shared decision making process when approaching treatment of back pain. The video on the right explains what Shared Decision Making (SDM) is.