Best back pain relief measures among U.S. adults 2017, by age

This statistic shows the percentage of adults in the U.S. with back pain who stated select measures provided them the best relief from their back pain, as of February 2017, by age. It was found that 20 percent of respondents aged 18 to 30 stated treatment by a chiropractor provided the best relief from their back pain.

Percentage of adults in the U.S. with back pain who stated select measures provided them the best pain relief as of February 2017, by age

18 to 30 years31 to 45 years46 to 60 years61 years and older
Acupuncture3%8%2%1%
Chiropractor20%15%17%15%
Globules/homeopathy3%4%0%1%
Physiotherapy, massages, back school, yoga, muscle training, etc.19%26%12%12%
Osteopathy2%1%0%0%
Kinesiology tape, heat patches, etc.6%4%6%6%
Conventional medicine (drugs, shots, etc.)21%19%32%27%
Self-help groups1%1%0%1%
I did not try either of the above 22%17%21%20%
Other2%5%9%15%
Prefer not to answer2%2%1%1%
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Source

Release date

February 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

711 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who suffered at least once per month from back pain

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Which measure proved the best relief for your back pain?"
Respondents could choose multiple answers.

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