The epidemic of "back pain" is enormous: It's a $44 billion industry, and it's the leading cause of workers' comp injury. It's also the leading reason for disability for people under the age of 45. It will strike 90% of all American adults and is the second-leading surgical procedure in the U.S. and getting worse each year.

  • Up to 85%-90%of the US Population will have Back Pain at some time in their life.

  • On any given day 6.5 million people are in bed because of back pain.

  • 5.4 million Americans are disabled annually due to back pain.

  • An estimated 93 million workdays are lost each year due to back pain.
  • 90% of all back pain resolves in 6-12 weeks.

  • 5-10% of low back pain becomes chronic.

  • Only 20% of all back surgeries are successful after 2 years.

  • The total number of spine surgeries in the U.S. approaches 500,000 per year.

  • An estimated $45 – 54 billion is spent on the treatment of low back pain per year.

 

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