“The spine affects and is affected by every movement your body makes. The way you stand, the way you sit, the way you move, the way you pick up and carry objects — all these things have the potential to help or hurt your back.”Mary Pullig-Schatz, M.D., Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN
Who is at risk for back pain?
Up to 75 percent of the population experience low back pain lasting more than one week at some point in their lives.
Back pain in people 18-24
In a one year period, the estimate of people with an episode of back pain is about 17 percent. Also the estimate of the people 18 to 24 years having back pain in a one year period is 13 percent.
“The prevalence of back pain in the youngest group studied (18-24 years old) was 13 percent for females and males.”Continue reading “Back Pain — Causes, Types, Categories, Risk Factors, Red Flags and Treatments ”