A survey of U.S. adults found that 81% believed chiropractic care could help a great deal or some with neck or back pain.
A 2017 Statista survey found that 29% of U.S. adults with back problems believed stress was the cause of their pain, while 26% blamed weak muscles or a lack of exercise, and another 26% blamed physical labor.
Nearly a third of female adults suffer from back pain, compared to a quarter of males.
A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that among 313 people with chronic low back pain, a weekly yoga class increased mobility more than standard medical care for the condition.
There are about 36.7 million yoga participants in the United States.
Up to 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.
More than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain.
Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
Experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.
One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.