Low Back Pain is a tough thing to treat and some would say it is the worst pain condition. Many patients complain of low back pain symptoms after performing a variety of activities. A new international study bumps low back pain to the top of the list of debilitating conditions – worldwide.  It’s been at the top of America’s list for a while now.

Study Says Low Back Pain is the Number One Worst Pain Condition

Extensive research from 47 countries has been compiled in the Global Burden of Disease Study. The study found the worldwide burden of disability due to low back pain was previously underestimated. Doctor Richard Frank, the deputy assistant secretary for disability, aging, and long-term care policy at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington says:

“People tend to think about disability in terms of catastrophic events, like a terrible car accident that leaves you paralyzed or in a nursing home.  They don’t think about disability caused by things that are less dramatic and much more common.”

Research shows that the most common cause of low back pain is mechanical stress and strain that cause degenerative or herniated discs. Chiropractor Todd Singleton sat down to talk about one of his patients who chose spinal decompression instead of filing for permanent disability. Singleton says before giving in to debilitating chronic back pain, it’s important to weigh all your treatment options.  Invasive surgery isn’t always the answer.

Now it’s your turn, we want to hear your thoughts on the worst pain condition. Please comment below and join in on the discussion. 


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