Who Gets Low Back Pain?

question-whiplashLow back pain (LBP) occurs all over the world. Between 2004 and 2008, an estimated 2.06 million EPISODES of LBP occurred in the United States (US) alone! Each year, LBP accounts for 3.15% of all emergency visits with 65% of LB injuries occurring at home. According to estimates, two-thirds of all Americans will experience at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Interestingly, according to one study, LBP peaks two times during life: between 25-29 years of age and 95-99 years of age, regardless of cause. Looking at gender differences, when analyzed by five year age groups, males aged 10-49 and females aged 65-94 had a greater risk for LBP when compared with the opposite gender. Those with European or African ancestry have significantly higher rates of LBP when compared with those of Asian ancestry. Also, older patients have the greatest risk of hospital admission for LBP.

https://chiro-trust.org/back-pain/who-gets-low-back-pain/

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