May 2012

Integrative Care: a New Treatment Trend in the Care of Low-Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is the most common medical condition, affecting an estimated 50% of adults annually, and affecting 70-80% of adults at some point in their lives. In 1998, total health care expenditures incurred by individuals with low back pain were estimated at $91 billion (1% of gross domestic product).