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LOW BACK PAIN?
NOW YOU CAN SAY GOODBYE
TO BACK PAIN FOR GOOD!
PER DECOMPRESSION THERAPY SESSION
After the common cold; low back pain is the most common human ailment. An estimated 75 to 85 percent of all adults will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime.
Most certainly low back pain can be quite debilitating and painful. Good news is that most cases respond well with non-surgical treatments such as spinal decompression traction. However, it has been estimated that 50 percent of all patients who suffer from an episode of low back pain will have a recurrent episode within one year.
The costs associated with diagnostic procedures alone are estimated at $50 billion yearly. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. The personal costs are immeasurable from chronic pain alone, pain sometimes so great that it interferes with a healthy and satisfying lifestyle.
Also, it is recognized that most cases of low back pain are mechanical in nature, and the pain is usually not caused by very serious conditions, such as cancer, fracture, infection, etc.