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Back/Neck Pain: It’s More Common Than We Thought.

New research indicates that a rather hefty percentage of the population suffers from spinal pain (neck and/or back) at any given time. Based on responses from 5,752 mailed health questionnaires, researchers discovered 29 percent reported spinal pain within a typical one month period. Of those reporting pain, half described the pain as intense and half also described the pain as chronic. Older age, female gender, and to a greater degree, obesity, were strongly associated with back and neck pain. This study highlights the importance of maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle throughout the years.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine 2003; 28 (11).