Although back or neck pain are more common than shoulder pain, this does not diminish the frustration your patients feel when they experience nagging shoulder pain. Regardless of the cause, shoulder pain can interfere with your patients’ activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing or showering, or personal grooming activities such as brushing their hair.
Low back pain is the number one cause of disability around the globe according to the World Health Organization. Musculoskeletal conditions in general are the second most-cited reason behind disability, the latter of which affects one in five people worldwide. Though individual causes of pain experienced in this area of the body vary, a 2017 survey conducted by Statista found that American adults named stress as the main source of their pain (29 percent).
A 2011 study looked at knee pain trends in the American population. After analyzing data from six National Health and Nutrition Exam Surveys (NHANES) and three Framingham Osteoarthritis Study examination periods, researchers noted that knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis has “increased substantially” over the past couple of decades. What’s behind this growing number of lower extremity issues?
Almost 1 in 4 adult Americans (23 percent) have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is almost 55 million people in total, a number just slightly less than the entire population of the Northeastern U.S. based on data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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