A new study shows that most people suffering from low back pain do not seek professional help.
Amazingly enough, 90% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in life. A new study by the American Physical Therapy Association surveyed over 2600 people and found that over two thirds of those surveyed experience low back pain but 37% did not seek professional help.
The authors of the study hypothesized that most individuals simply do not realize how much help can be achieved with professional help. Most back pain is due to overuse injuries with a small amount being extremely serious.
The study found that almost 40% of adults stated that low back pain affected their ability to engage in tasks of daily living, affected their ability to exercise and bothered their ability to sleep. Low back pain was not relegated to those spending a lot of time on their feet during the day, as over half of those experiencing pain spent the majority of their workdays sitting.
Men were more likely than women to have low back pain affecting their ability to work by a 3 to 1 margin. Almost three fourths of those experiencing pain use medication to relieve the symptoms.
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