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

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

by John Elflein, last edited Mar 1, 2018
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.
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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

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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%
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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by John Elflein, last edited Mar 1, 2018
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.
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