Back pain is very common. The majority of people experience back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is also the second most common reason for visiting a doctor.
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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
If you've ever experienced back pain—which can consist of anything from a twinge in the neck to aches or pains anywhere along the spine, on down to the hips, butt, and legs—you're in good company. It's the second most common neurological health complaint, right behind headaches. Nearly everyone experiences some degree of back pain at one point or another, and it's one of the top causes of disability and missed work.
Gerald M. Silverman, Chiropractic, answeredAn estimated 80 percent of the population will suffer at least one episode of acute back pain at some point in life. At any given time, 20 percent of the population and half of working age adults suffer lower back pain. Neck and back pain are the second leading cause of medical office visits and the leading cause of lost work time in the United States. At these levels, it runs in just about everyone's family. Neck and back pain are epidemic in our society, and nothing is being done to change that. If you are over 40, it is unlikely for you not to have experienced -- or know someone who has experienced -- significant lower back or neck pain.
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American Chiropractic Association answered
Unfortunately, back pain is very common. Approximately 80% to 90% of the population will suffer from spinal pain at some point in their lives. People who are overweight or obese, and who smoke, lift heavy objects, or have had a previous episode of back pain, are more likely to experience back pain.
Today, back pain is also increasing common among children and adolescents. This is likely due to a number of factors, such as heavy backpacks, reduced physical activity, too much time spent at the computer or watching TV, and the growing incidence of obesity in the young.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.