Facts About Back Pain Infographic

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Back Pain in an Infographic – Everything You Need to Know


Back Pain Infographic Summary

  1. 8 in 10 people will experience back pain at some point during their life
  2. In America, over $50 billion is spend each year on a range of back pain treatments
  3. Back (and neck) pain is the number one cause of disability in developed countries (in terms of disability adjusted life years)
  4. 1/3 of workers compensation costs are due to back pain
  5. Common causes of back pain include: poor posture, spinal misalignments, injury, incorrect lifting technique
  6. Anatomy facts: Your back is made up of spinal joints, discs, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments. A problem to any of these areas may cause lower back pain
  7. Solutions to back pain: Stay active and exercise, try manual therapies (chiropractic, physiotherapy, remedial massage), stretch regularly, try ice therapy to reduce pain

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  1. NINDS ‘Low back pain fact sheet’ www.ninds.nih.gov
  2. My Back Relief Clinic www.mybackreliefclinic.com.au

About Paula Basilio

Dr. Paula Basilio (Chiropractor) is the owner and Chiropractor at My Back Relief Clinic Dulwich Hill as well as Associate Supervisor at Macquarie University Chiropractic Clinic (Eastwood student clinic).

Paula studied both her Bachelors of Chiropractic Science (BChiroSc) and Masters of Chiropractic (MChiro) at Sydney’s Macquarie University.

She believes that chiropractic has the potential to help the world by improving quality of life.

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