2nd most common reason for ALL Dr visits
Back Pain Facts & Statistics
Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.
A few interesting facts about back pain:
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
- 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.
- Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain.
- Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a debilitating back problem at some time in our lives.
Adjustment/Manipulation as a Treatment for Back Problems
Used primarily by Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) for the last century, adjustment/manipulation has been largely ignored by most others in the health care community until recently. Now, with today's growing emphasis on treatment and cost effectiveness, adjustment/manipulation is receiving more widespread attention.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.
In fact, after an extensive study of all currently available care for low back problems, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research—a federal government research organization—recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. And it recommended spinal adjustment/manipulation as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.
Thank you to all who have referred your friends and family to us (enjoy your complimentary 1/2 hour massages). It is the biggest compliment that you can give us. If you know of someone who is needlessly suffering from back pain, please let them know that we have the safest, most effective, drugless, non-invasive form of care out there for low back pain.