Many individuals throughout the world suffer with either occasional or chronic pain. The Institute of Medicine of The National Academies found that 100 million people in the United States suffer with some type of chronic pain. In terms of the global population, figures show that over 1.5 billion people are suffering due to some form of chronic pain.
Back pain, in particular, is common among Americans, many of whom do not seek professional help or treatment. Data shows that this is the case with 37% of the United States’ population. In some cases, these individuals might not seek treatment because they hope the pain will pain. However, in many cases, this pain will continue and be considered as chronic.
The Annals of Rheumatic Diseases conducted a study recently that revealed