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  • Writer's pictureNischay Modi


Updated: May 24, 2022

Back pain and its facts

- Back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.

- 50% of all working Americans admit they experience back pain symptoms once in each year.

- 80% of the population having back pain symptoms each year.

- 50% worker needs to take health leave from work due to back pain. (American chiropractic association, n.d.)

Common causes of back pain

- Consequences of postural neglect.

- Long time sitting.

- Standing – uneven weight distribution on each leg.

- Lifting heavy weight.

- Pushing or pulling heavy weight.

- Wrongly performed Activities/Exercises.

Case Study:

- Mr. TOM has a back pain science long time and he has Desk job. He needs to sit long hours (6-8 hours/day)

- His salary $25/hour.

- If he usually get 2 episode of back pain each year due to any reason.(Pushing or pulling something or long sitting)

- Each back pain episode – Mr. TOM takes 3 days off so he lose 25*8 =$200

- For 6 days $1200 loss each year.

- If he takes physio treatment Initial visit - $100 Follow up - $70

- Total cost for physio treatment for 10 visits - $ 730

- If he goes to physio every 6 month Total cost is : $1460



cost $ 1200 $1460

HEALTH Suffer with pain No pain – Enjoying life

JOB Takes sick leave No sick leave

Strength Decrease back strength Increases back strength

Family Life Disturbed Enjoying Family Life

Tips to prevent back pain

- Maintain a healthy diet and weight.

- Remain active

- Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest.

- Warm up or stretch before exercising or physical activities, such as gardening.

- Maintain proper posture.

- Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes.

- Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness to minimize any curve in your spine.

- Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.

- Work with your doctor of chiropractic to ensure that your computer workstation is ergonomically correct (American chiropractic association, n.d.)


American chiropractic association. (n.d.). Retrieved from