How big are musculoskeletal problems?
According to the recently published Global Burden of Disease study, musculoskeletal conditions have the fourth greatest impact on the health of the world’s population.
Poor spinal health can manifest in various ways such as neck pain, backache, and headache, to name a few. These musculoskeletal conditions are common long-term conditions and they contribute substantially to the disease burden within the Australian population.
– Musculoskeletal conditions are very common, affecting 30% (6.9 million) of all Australians in 2014-15 (3.7 million of those had back pain).
– 12% of the total disease burden in Australia was due to musculoskeletal conditions.
– Musculoskeletal conditions have a strong negative impact on a person’s quality of life, affecting the ability to participate in self care, work and social activities
– In 2015, 31% of people with disability reported having musculoskeletal conditions.
The good news is that making small changes in your lifestyle and seeking professional help can make a big difference to your spinal health and overall well being.
Chiropractic can help address current spinal health concerns and also help you discover preventative measures.