The prevalence of lower back pain amongst veterans is increasing by about 5% per year.
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The estimated annual cost of persistent pain of $560 to $635 billion includes health care costs ($261 to $300 billion) and lost productivity ($299 to $335 billion). However, these… [ Get More Details ]
Adults age 65 and older who report low back pain are twice as likely to be in fair or poor health compared to those without pain–40% rate their health as… [ Get More Details ]
The risk of developing invasive cancer, a common source of persistent pain, increases from 1 in 69 for men and 1 in 46 for women under the age of 39,… [ Get More Details ]