Here’s an interesting spinal health care fact that you may not know: in the Western World, 80% of the population will experience disabling lower back pain sometime during their lives.
In healthcare systems around the worlds, spinal health care such as back pain is common, poorly managed and very expensive- both in terms of treatment and the indirect costs of disability and lost productivity.
Estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2014–15 National Health Survey shows about 3.7 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems.
2008–09, around 1.8% of total health-care expenditure in Australia ($1.2
billion) was attributed to back problems.
In 2011, ‘back pain and problems’ were the third leading cause of disease burden in Australia, accounting for 3.6% of the total burden across all diseases and injuries.
study in a medical publication (Spine) on lower back pain has shown that
compared to those who sought care from medical doctors, Chiropractic patients
were more likely to be satisfied with their care and less likely to seek care
from another provider for that same episode of pain.
Chiropractors are the spinal health care experts and are the only health professionals who study the neuromuscular system for 5 years full time at university.
week there are up to 300,000 visits to Australian chiropractors for a broad
range of reasons.
These reasons can vary from chronic or frequent headaches, lower back pain, or just general chiropractic care to sustain and maintain optimal nervous system function.
also attend because they find that chiropractic benefits such things as general
well being and helps to contribute to an increase in vitality.
treatment represents the pinnacle of best practice for lower back pain and
other biomechanical, spinal related conditions.