Frequency U.S. adults with back pain sought alternative treatment 2017, by age

This statistic shows the number of times adults in the U.S. with back pain went to an alternative practitioner or therapist for treatment for their back pain in the last 12 months, as of 2017, by age. It was found that 24 percent of those aged 18 to 30 years had received up to 5 treatments for their back pain within the last year, compared to just 7 percent of those aged 61 years and older.

Number of times adults with back pain in the U.S. sought treatment from an alternative practitioner in the past year as of February 2017, by age

18 to 30 years 31 to 45 years46 to 60 years 61 years and older
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Release date

February 2017


United States

Survey time period

February 16 to 27, 2017

Number of respondents

648 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who suffered at least once per month from back pain and wanted to give an answer

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "(at other practitioner/therapist (e.g. massage, chiropractor)) How often did you undergo treatment for back pain over the past 12 months? Please give your best guess if you are not sure. Leave the field blank if you prefer not to answer."

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