The Epidemiology and Economic Impact of Spine Pain
Millions of Americans suffer from acute and chronic spine pain, resulting in a significant physical, emotional, and financial burden. In order for physicians to be effective in making care decisions that improve patient outcomes within the context of healthcare reform and significant financial pressures, it is critical that we understand the epidemiology and financial impact of spine-related pain. This chapter is intended to review the epidemiology of spine pain and its economic impact in the United States.
KeywordsLow back pain Neck pain Spine pain Epidemiology of spine pain Economic impact of spine pain Disability and spine pain Demographics of spine pain Societal impact of spine pain Loss of productivity and spine pain Absenteeism and spine pain Presenteeism and spine pain
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