WHY DO 80% OF AMERICANS EXPERIENCE BACK PAIN?? [ by DoctorZo.Health ]

Low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the U.S. Over 80% of people will experience an episode of this pain at some point in their lives.

The most common reasons for low back pain are disc injuries, sciatica, lifting heavy objects, or some other non-specific back injury.

Causes?

  • Muscle or ligament strain. Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments.
  • Bulging or ruptured disks. Disks act as cushions between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine.
  • Arthritis. Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Vertebrae and disks can wear down with age, causing pain.

Other conditions that affect spine health include:

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10 PAINFUL FACTS ABOUT BACK PAIN [ by DoctorZo.Health ]

Here are 10 quick facts

  • Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities.
  • About 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time.
  • Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.
  • Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year  — that’s two work days for every full-time worker in the country.
  • Experts estimate that up to 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.
  • Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly.
  • Back pain is the third-most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis/joint disorders.
  • 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.
  • Most people with low back pain recover, but recurrence is common and for small percentage of people the condition will become chronic and disabling.

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