In 2007, 27 million US adults (18 and over) reported having back problems. Over 19.1 million received treatment. 10.9 million women and 8.2 million men.
The back accounted for 20% of all musculoskeletal consultations, and the lower back 14% out of 100,000 people presenting for primary care(BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2010; 11:144) Not many of them tried chiropractic first…but you should.
Chiropractic care treats chronic pain…without dangerous risks…A 2009 report found that deaths related to opioid overdose in the US more than tripled from 1999 to 2008 from 4000 to 13,800 fatalities. Most of these were attributable to opioid misuse and abuse. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated a 111% increase in ER visits between ’04 and ’08 for non medical use of opioid meds.