Health + Fitness

Preventing Back Pain Before It’s Too Late

The daily activities we engage in have a strong potential to cause chronic back and spine pain. If these habits are continued and the pain is left untreated, it can easily lead to increased medical bills and a lower quality of life. Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide causing 8 in 10 adults to experience back pain within their lifetime.

As Americans transition into the new norm of working longer hours than historically seen, it is becoming second nature to embody poor posture and carry stress. This can lead to muscle strain and even obesity. As a result, 50% of all working Americans have admitted to work absence due to back pain, tallying up to 264 million days of work lost every year. Outside of the workforce, back pain can put a damper on your everyday mood, increasing anxiety, making it hard to concentrate, and making it difficult to move freely.

Seeking treatment for back pain can get costly. Try specialty apps to prevent making an appoint, but be sure to visit a doctor if your back pain doesn’t subside. Learn more about the surprising costs of back pain and what can be done to prevent it with the infographic below.

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