The Global Burden of Disease 2010 Project was a collaberation between the World Health Organisation and several medical universities around the world to determine the worldwide impact of chronic disease. The results make interesting reading. The global impact of spinal pain and arthritis is staggering. To put it briefly, low back pain is the number one cause of musculoskeletal disability in the world and neck pain is number four.
Some other interesting facts:
* Musculoskeletal complaints such as low back pain, neck pain and arthritis have a greater impact on the world’s collective health than HIV/AIDS, malaria and the effects of war combined.
* Only cardiovascular and circulatory disease, cancer, neonatal diseases and mental illness account for more death and disability than low back and neck pain in the world.
* It was estimated that over 632 million people in the world suffered from low back pain and over 332 million people suffered from neck pain.
And it’s worth mentioning that when it comes to treating and preventing neck and low back pain, numerous studies have found chiropractic care to be an effective option. So call Tamworth Chiropractic Centre and make an appointment today.