Chronic Low Back Pain Treated #calldrhall

Low back pain is one of the most thoroughly investigated health problems worldwide. Suffering with low back pain is almost a universal human experience. The United Stated Government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) has the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which has a Low Back Pain Fact Sheet (15). The Fact Sheet makes the following key points:
Nearly everyone at some point will have back pain.
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain.
Back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.
Public Health statistics add the following key points (16):
Low back pain (LBP) is a major public health problem worldwide.

All age groups are affected with low back pain, including children and adolescents. 1%–2% of adults in the United States are disabled with low back pain.
The morbidity toll attributed to low back pain is enormous from both personal and societal perspectives.
Direct back pain health-care expenditures in the United States were $90.7 billion in 1998. The burden is even greater when indirect costs such as productivity losses, indemnity pay, litigation, retraining and other administrative costs are considered.
Only heart disease and stroke have substantially higher medical expenditures than spine disorders in the United States.
LBP is presently the leading cause of disability in the world.
LBP is the leading cause of activity limitation and workplace absence in most parts of the world.
Most people will experience LBP at some point in their lifetime, with two-thirds having a recurrence and one third having periods of disability.
Cases in which LBP never recurs are rare.
A previous episode of back pain is the primary risk factor for a new LBP episode.

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