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Low Back Pain Problems

Facts & Figures:

bulletIn the United States, the incidence of low back pain is increasing at a rate fourteen times that of population growth.
bulletLow back pain has economic consequences of over $50 Billion per year.
bullet8 out of 10 adults suffer from low back pain at some time in their lives.
bulletIn Canada, back pain is the second leading cause of lost time in the workplace (second only to the common cold).
bulletBack pain is the most costly ailment of working adults.
bulletA minority of compensated workers with low back pain account for the majority of compensation costs.


Worker's Compensation Costs for Back Injury:

Did you know...Back pain accounts for over 25% of time lost from work and has huge ecomonic consequences?

Source: National Council on Compensation Insurance, 1993
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