According to the South African Association of Physiotherapy press release in February 2013, back pain costs South Africa R2 billion every year. The following statistics indicate a growing concern for something we all take for granted.
80% of the population will experience back pain at some time during their life-span.
60% of non-specific back pain is resolved through lifestyle interventions.
25 – 40% of people with back pain seek healthcare and rehabilitation.
60 – 75% of back pain sufferers have recurrences.
10 – 15% of all sick days are taken due to lower back pain In Europe.
60% of people complain about back problems after a long car journey.
Back pain costs worldwide economies more than any other disease.
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.