An Effective Treatment for Back Pain
Back pain is a huge problem in developed nations worldwide.
It has or will affect most of us. The current estimate is that 80% of people will experience back pain at least once. It is the single biggest cause for disability, the third most common reason for doctor visits, and one of the most common reasons for missing work.
It’s also expensive.
Back and neck pain makes up the biggest healthcare expense in the US, totaling $134 billion spent in 2016. The next two most expensive conditions were diabetes — $111 billion in spending — and ischemic heart disease at $89 billion. Diabetes and heart disease being so expensive to treat doesn’t surprise most folks – they can both lead to other major problems, require long term medication, could require surgery, and both can be fatal. Back pain won’t kill you, usually doesn’t require long term medication, and usually doesn’t require surgery either. Why is it so expensive?
The first reason is that it’s so common. The second reason is that our current system isn’t very good at treating it. Current recommendations include starting with activity modification, and active treatments like physical therapy, yoga andPilates. Research backs this up, showing better outcomes and lower costs with early intervention. Unfortunately, only 2% of people with back pain start with PT, and only 7% get to PT within 90 days.
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