Scary PAIN Statistics

Adults who had low back pain that lasted 1 day or more in 2009:

     26% of males, 30.2% of females    (1)
Adults who had neck pain that lasted 1 day or more in 2009:
     12.6% of males, 17.5% of females   (1) 
Number of non-institutionalized adults with diagnosed arthritis in 2009:
      52.1 million (which is 23% of adults in U.S.)  (2)
Number of ER visits for unintentional injuries/accidents in 2008:
      28.4 million   (3)
Number of unintentional injury deaths in 2007:
     123,706 (which is 41 deaths per 100,000 population)    (4)
Number of doctor/hospital/ER visits for injuries in 2006:
      80 million   (5)
DON’T BECOME ANOTHER PAINFUL STATISTIC! Here is my top 1 way to prevent each of the above problems.
1. Low back pain:  BODY MECHANICS!!!!
2. Neck pain:  POSTURE!!!
3. Arthritis: WEIGHT CONTROL!!!
4. Accidents/Injuries: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS!!!
5. Unintentional injury deaths: PERSONAL AND CORPORATE SAFETY!!!
References
(1) NHIS 2009 Vital Health Statistics. Pleis JR, Ward BW, Lucas JW. Summary health statistics for U.S. Adults: N.H.I.S. 2009 (provisional report). Vital Health Stat 2010; 10(249). 
(2) NHIS 2009 Vital Health Statistics. Pleis JR, Ward BW, Lucas JW. Summary health statistics for U.S. Adults: N.H.I.S. 2009 (provisional report). Tables 7,8.
(3) National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2008. Emergency Dept Summary Tables, Table 15.
(4) CDC Fast Stats. Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2007, tables B, 18.
(5) CDC Fast Stats. Source: Ambulatory Medical Care Utilization Estimates for 2007, table 7. Average annual 2006-2007. 

Published by lizbnavarr@gmail.com

I am a Physical Therapist and Ergonomics Consultant, based out of Columbia, SC. My passion is to write about and speak about pain/injury prevention. I started Pain Talks as a consulting business in 2018.

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