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Back Pain Is an Epidemic

 

It is reported that 8 out of 10 adults (that’s 80%) will suffer back pain at some point in their lives. One third of all adult Americans have had back pain in the last 30 days.

Back Pain is the 8th leading reason for visits to physicians.

Back Pain is the number 1 Reason for visits to Neurologists.

Back Pain is the number 1 reason for visits to orthopedists.

Back pain is the number 2 reason for hospitalization. Pregnancy is number 1

11.1 billion dollars - for office visits – ($11,100,000,000.00)

4.5 billion dollars - for hospitalization – ($4,500,000,000.00)

3.9 billion - for prescription drugs – ($3,900,000,000.00)

4.7 billion - for outpatient services – ($4,700,000,000.00)

1.1 billion - in ER visits – ($1,100,000,000.00)

TOTAL = 25.3 BILLION DOLLARS – ($25,300,000,000.00)

Back Pain Treatment alone costs $25.3 billion annually
(Duke University)

Back Pain is among the 10 leading causes for patient visits to physician’s offices, Emergency Rooms and outpatient departments.
(Cornell Professor, Alan Hedge)

Take the first step to a healthier and better life:
call Dr. Richard K. Skala today!

510-657-6366

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