Spinal Health Week: Data reveals Australia’s 8.35M – home back pain crisis

Spinal Health Week - Home back pain crisis

Originally published: Mirage News, 19 May 2024

Today, the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) launched national Spinal Health Week (20 – 26 May 2024) with the release of new independent findings on the prevalence of back pain due to spine related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

The Impact of Back Pain & Musculoskeletal Injuries in Australia – An independent national consumer survey conducted by Pureprofile, of 1006 respondents, the survey revealed that over 98% of respondents (98.5% of women and 98.0% of men) experienced a back related MSD in the past 12 months.

According to the ABS (Oct 2023), in June 2023, Australia had 10.4 million households. With over 80% of survey respondents reporting that their household had occupants who experienced back pain, this figure suggests that 8.35 million Australian households are likely to have residents who suffer back pain.

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