May is Posture Awareness month and we are starting it out by sharing some back facts, risk factors for back pain, and non-invasive treatment methods.
According to the National Institute of Health (2020):
- Up to 80% of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives, and more than 25% of adults have had back pain in the past 3 months.
- Back pain is considered the 3rd most burdensome condition in the US.
- Back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed workdays.
- The majority of acute cases of low back pain are due to poor spinal mechanics.
- 20% of acute back pain cases become chronic and symptoms persists for a year or longer.
Risk factors for Back Pain, according to the National Institute of Health (2020):
- Weak fitness level
- Obesity and weight gain
- Occupational repetitive stressors
- Prolonged sedentary posture
- Heavy backpacks
Non-Invasive treatments for back pain:
- Posture rehabilitation exercises
- Low-impact aerobic activity
- Spinal adjustment
Back pain is common, but it is also preventable. If you have questions about your back pain and how we can help, please let us know. We're here for you and want to help you live pain-free.