LOW BACK PAINLOW BACK PAIN
LOW BACK PAIN (LBP) IS THE NUMBER ONE LEADING CAUSE OF DISABILITY WORLDWIDE. (1)
IN AUSTRALIA, IT IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF EARLY RETIREMENT, LEADING TO INCOME POVERTY IN MANY CASES, REPORTS THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY.
The lifetime incidence of low back pain is 58-84%,2 and 11% of men and 16% of women have chronic low back pain.3
Dr Phillip Ebrall of RMIT Australia published a study in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia. (4 ) Only one third of the cost of medical care was incurred by those under chiropractic management for back injury. Chiropractic patients were also six times less likely to become chronic.