Posted on 08-11-2011
Back pain relief is just
one component of chiropractic care, but it is often a patient's first
introduction. Back pain is horribly debilitating affecting all aspects of work
and personal life. If you are suffering from back pain, you are not alone. Here
are a few facts about back pain that may (or may not) surprise you.
pain is the number one disability for those under age 45.
the United States of America
alone, there is an expected 31 million people with lower back pain at any given
pain runs second, after only the common cold, as the top reason for visiting a
healthcare provider in the United
place the likelihood of any person to experience some type of back problem in
their lifetime at about 80%. That's four out of every five people!
50 billion dollars are spent per year in the pursuit of clearing up cases of
30 to 40 percent of all workplace absences are due to back pain.
one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low back pain lasting at least one
whole day in the past three months, and 7.6 percent reported at least one
episode of severe acute low back pain within a one-year period.
of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.
2 percent of the U.S.
work force is compensated for back injuries each year
back pain accounts for two thirds of all back pain-related cases.
than two-thirds of back strains are caused by lifting and other exertions like
pulling and pushing.
cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic-meaning they are not caused by
serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or
The key to proper treatment of back pain is to understand
the cause. Remember, pain is always a sign that something else is wrong and if
continually ignored may lead to more serious harm. Chiropractors are experts in
assessing the root cause of your back pain and putting you on the right course
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