Suffering from back pain?

Suffering from spondylolysis? Blame it on your ancestors as this condition only occurs in two-legged humans and does not affect our great ape cousins.

The back pain condition has long been assumed to be the result of increased stress placed on our spine by our unique ability to walk upright on two legs.

“However, there have been few attempts to test this hypothesis,” said postdoctoral researcher Kimberly Plomp from Simon Fraser University.

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