HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BACK PAIN?
31 million Americans
experience low-back pain
at any given time.
Low-back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Back pain is the third most common reason American adults visit a doctor,
behind skin disorders
and joint problems.
Back pain causes 2.6 million
trips to the emergency room each year.
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain.
1 in 5 people who develop low back pain from injury will develop chronic back pain, lasting more than one year.
The percentage of adults with back pain decreased as family income increased.
These things can keep your back healthy:
Proper work station setup
Sleep on side with knees bent
Bend knees while lifting