If you have ever had back pain, you know how serious and debilitating the pain can be. For many, back pain is a constant and crippling ailment. Back pain, quite literally, ruins lives. And the problem is rampant and growing.
In the United States alone, the economic impact of low back pain exceeds $100 billion in total costs each year.
Up to 80 percent of Americans will experience significant back pain at some point in their lives. Many of them will go on to experience chronic back pain.
Annually, 15 percent of all adults are treated for problems related to back pain, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, lumbar pain, facet joint pain, and the list goes on.
Is there hope these numbers may be decreased anytime soon?
Says sports medicine and back pain expert Dr. Sean Wheeler, for low back pain hope has a new name, found in the title of his new book: