50 Billion Dollars Spent on Back Pain

While the incidence of back pain varies year
by year, it usually remains near the top of
the prevalence charts. The American
Chiropractic Association (ACA) revealed that
over 31 million Americans experience lower
back pain at any given time. The ACA reported
that almost one-half of working Americans
admit to having back pain every year. The ACA
also said that experts believe that almost 80%
of the entire population will experience back
pain at some time in their lives. Health care
funds spent on the diagnosis and treatment
of back pain are estimated to be at least
$50 billion annually, along with additional
costs relating to disability and delays in
people returning to work.
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