Musculoskeletal Problems in the United States

Is a leading cause of disability.
Is the number #1 reason people visit their physician.
Affects 1 in 3 Americans
Musculoskeletal conditions cost our society an estimated $254 billion every year.
28.6 million Americans incur a musculoskeletal injury every year.
Back or spine impairments, which number 18.4 million, are the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions for persons age 18 and older.
Each year, musculoskeletal conditions and injuries account for about 102.3 million visits to physician’s offices, 10.2 million hospital outpatient visits, and 25 million emergency department visits.
1 out of every 7 Americans reports a musculoskeletal impairment.
More than half of all injuries are to the musculoskeletal system.
More than 43 million people have some form of arthritis.
It is estimated that the number of people affected by arthritis will increase to 60 million by 2020.
1 out of every 2 woman and 1 out of every 8men older than age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
Don’t you think it is time to get under chiropractic care to prevent these musculoskeletal problems from happening!!!
United States Bone and Joint Decade.

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