80% of all people in the United States will suffer from Backpain at some point in their life. Backpain is the leading cause of missed work, with more lost work days than the common cold. Backpain is most common in people between the ages of 30 and 50. 75% of people between the ages of 30 and 50 with back problems are male. 10% of people who suffer from Backpain have a chronic condition. The 10% of people with chronic Backpain account for 80% of the cost of treatment and workers compensation expenses. The cost of back injuries is over 80 billion dollars a year in the United States, due to absenteeism, medical and other related expenses. Back disorders are the number two cause of medical costs to the nation, just behind cardiovascular disorders. Surgery is a helpful option for only 1% of the people with Backpain.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world more than 50 years ago, has revived and systematized Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology. The word "Vedic" means pertaining to Veda, the field of Pure Knowledge or Total Knowledge of Natural Law.
For thousands of years, Veda and the Vedic Literature have been held to be the expression of the Total Knowledge of Natural Law. According to tradition, the Vedic sounds contained in Veda are the fundamental vibrations which structure the material universe, including the human body. Through a tender impulse of Vedic vibration, pain can be transformed into a feeling of pleasantness and abnormality can be transformed into normal physiological functioning.