Half of Americans have Back Pain

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More Americans complain of back pain.

In Your Health Minute,

Nearly half, 45-percent of adults experience some type of back pain.

That’s according to a new Canadian study of nearly 13-thousand people.

One in five reported constant pain and one in three developed back pain over time.

Both of these groups tended to have more disability , depression and medication use than those with occasional pain.

One in five people with back pain did recover but many continued to use opioids.

 

Categories: Dee Armstrong, Health

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