Ways U.S. adults relieved back pain as of 2017

Percentage of adults in the U.S. who used select techniques to relieve back pain as of February 2017

Ways U.S. adults relieved back pain as of 2017 This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who used select techniques to relieve back pain as of February 2017. It was found that almost half of respondents reported using painkillers to relieve their back pain.
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Percentage of adults in the U.S. who used select techniques to relieve back pain as of February 2017

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Share of respondents
Painkillers49%
Physical rest in everyday life and at work32%
Specific back exercises (at home)30%
Move a bit more in everyday life28%
Analgesic ointments/heat patches25%
Weight reduction16%
Stress reduction16%
Medical treatment by a doctor (pharmaceutical treatment)14%
Specific back exercises (in a gym)13%
Drinking tea12%
Other 9%
Change of diet9%
None of the above7%
Prefer not to answer0%
Share of respondents
Painkillers49%
Physical rest in everyday life and at work32%
Specific back exercises (at home)30%
Move a bit more in everyday life28%
Analgesic ointments/heat patches25%
Weight reduction16%
Stress reduction16%
Medical treatment by a doctor (pharmaceutical treatment)14%
Specific back exercises (in a gym)13%
Drinking tea12%
Other 9%
Change of diet9%
None of the above7%
Prefer not to answer0%
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This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. who used select techniques to relieve back pain as of February 2017. It was found that almost half of respondents reported using painkillers to relieve their back pain.
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