THE BACK FACTS
The epidemic of back pain is enormous. It is the #1 workers compensation injury; and the leading cause of total disability under the age of 45.
It is the 2nd leading surgical procedure and getting worse.
85% of the US population will have back pain at some time in their lives
On any given day, 6.5 million people are in bed due to back pain
5.4 million Americans are disabled annually due to back pain
93 million work days are lost each year due to back pain
90% of all back pain resolves in 6-12 weeks
Only 23% of all back surgeries are successful after 2 years
500,000 back surgeries done annually
$55 billion spent each year treating back pain