NOW:53146:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
25°
H ° L °
Cloudy | 8MPH

Local Chiropractors Discuss: Some Surprising Statistics About Back Pain

May 1, 2014

Some Surprising Statistics About Back Pain

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.

• Back pain is the number one disability for those under age 45.

• In the United States of America alone, there is an expected 31 million people with lower back pain at any given time.

• Back pain runs second, after only the common cold, as the top reason for visiting a healthcare provider in the United States.

• Experts 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!

• Over 50 billion dollars are spent per year in the pursuit of clearing up cases of back pain.

• Around 30 to 40 percent of all workplace absences are due to back pain.

• Approximately 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.

• One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.

• Approximately 2 percent of the U.S. work force is compensated for back injuries each year.

• Lower back pain accounts for two thirds of all back pain-related cases.

• More than two-thirds of back strains are caused by lifting and other exertions like pulling and pushing.

• Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

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 to recovery.


For more information contact:
Dr’s Brad and Mandy Pearce
Pewaukee Family Chiropractic
1001 Cecelia Drive Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: 262-695-9206
Email: pewaukeefamilychiropractic@hotmail.com
www.pewaukeechiro.com

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Waukesha Police Report: March 26, 2015 issue 3/26

» Kwik Trip being proposed for city of Waukesha's northwest side 3/25

» The Steaming Cup owners looking to sell downtown coffee shop 3/25

» Oconomowoc man allegedly caught in Waukesha store bathroom with heroin 3/24

» Waukesha bicycle shop Cyclesmith closes its doors 3/24

» Taylor's Peoples Park owners sue construction company for sewer lateral damage in downtown Waukesha 3/23

» The Sprint Episode Three: WIAA state basketball tournament retrospective 3/23

» Applications flowing in for Waukesha Farmers Market 3/23

» 'Columbine' graffiti reference results in extra police presence at Waukesha South High School Updated:  3/20

» Waukesha Police Report: March 19, 2015 issue 3/19

» Waukesha police searching for man involved in stealing TVs 3/19

» Waukesha's Main Street drops another longtime stitch with loss of Frank's Sewing Center 3/19

» Suspects in fatal Citgo gas station shooting in Waukesha all plead not guilty 3/18

» Town of Waukesha candidate's forum scheduled for March 19 at Town Hall 3/18

» Crush wine bar opens in downtown Waukesha 3/17

» One person suffers minor injuries from condo fire in Waukesha 3/17

» The Sprint Episode Two: local teams look to defend state basketball titles this week 3/16

» Waukesha judge says there is probable cause Slender Man stabbing suspects committed offense 3/16

» Judge keeps 2 girls in Slender Man stabbing in adult court Updated:  3/13

» NX Level indoor sports training facility will be added to Infinity Fields in town of Waukesha 3/13

» Waukesha Police Report: March 12, 2015 issue 3/12

» Five Diamonds owner makes modifications to proposed indoor sports training facility 3/12

» Local Miss America competitions will be held at Carroll University in Waukesha 3/11

» Waukesha bank teller reportedly siphoned $21,000 from customer accounts 3/10

» Citgo gas station homicide suspects bound over for trial 3/10

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

What's Happening NOW

WaukeshaNOW.com and the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau are teaming up to provide you with an online calendar of community events and attractions. E-mail us to learn how to submit an event.