Back Pain - The Facts


Human Spine5 million GP consultancies: £141million

Hospital care: £512million

NHS Physiotherapy costs: £150.6 million

NHS and community care services: £1billion +

Private services: (Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic) £565 million

  • Back pain is one of the biggest causes of time off work
  • It is the nation's main cause of disability,
  • 2.5 million people in the UK suffer chronic back pain every day
  • 80% of people will experience back pain lasting more than one day at some point in their lifetime
  • Around 4.5 million working days are lost annually through bad backs

(Source: NHS Direct)


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