A massive collaboration between the World health Organization, the University of Queensland, Harvard school of public health , the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation conducted a series of studies from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 project. The project identified lower back pain to be the number- one cause of disability worldwide, and neck pain to be number-four cause. Since musculoskeletal conditions are a vast and emerging problem, they need to be prioritized just as other major health conditions such as cancer, mental health , and cardiovascular disease.
Dr.Scott Haldeman , president and CEO of world spine care provided analysis of the Global Burden of Disease 2010 findings include :
- 1.7 billion people worldwide are affected by musculoskeletal conditions including neck pain , arthritis , and lower back pain.
- Musculoskeletal disorders cause 21.3 percent of death and disabilities
Lower back pain is the most dominant musculoskeletal condition
Keep your lower back and neck in good condition in order to avoid possible disabilities or death. Make sure to book an appointment at Nottinghill Family Wellness Center if you feel discomfort within your back or neck , and Dr.Steve will gladly be available to help prevent possible musculoskeletal disorders.
For help with pain or discomfort please contact your local chiropractor in Oakville at 905-827-4197.