You've probably heard the statistics: As many as half of adults in the U.S. suffer from back pain in any given time frame. What's even more interesting is that these back pain facts and figures likely aren't shocking to you. Like most of us, you've probably had your own struggles with back pain. And the financial implications are also staggering, with back pain ranking high on the list of reasons people in the United States are disabled – to the estimated tune of nearly $2 billion every year. For a great many of us, the occasional bout with back pain will subside on its own without significant intervention. But there are some who will experience chronic pain as the result of an underlying condition that needs to be diagnosed and effectively treated to help relieve the pain and other symptoms.
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