Ways in which U.S. respondents treated their back pain as of 2017, by education level

Percentage of U.S. respondents that treated their back pain using select methods as of 2017, by education level

by John Elflein, last edited Sep 15, 2017
Ways in which U.S. respondents treated their back pain as of 2017, by education level This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. respondents that treated their back pain using select methods within the past 12 months as of 2017, by education level. According to the data, 28.3 percent of respondents that had some college education or an associates degree used heat to treat their back pain.
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Percentage of U.S. respondents that treated their back pain using select methods as of 2017, by education level

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TotalHigh school or lessSome collegeCollege +
Over-the-counter pain medication, such as Aleve or Advil69%65.7%76.2%65.8%
Prescription pain medication from your doctor12%7.3%12.2%13.7%
Exercise20.8%20.2%15.6%24.4%
Rest16.5%14.6%14.9%18.3%
Massage16.7%11.3%13.3%21.2%
Heat17.6%17%28.3%10.9%
Adupuncture, pain cream, nothing, other18.1%26.5%21.4%12.4%
TotalHigh school or lessSome collegeCollege +
Over-the-counter pain medication, such as Aleve or Advil69%65.7%76.2%65.8%
Prescription pain medication from your doctor12%7.3%12.2%13.7%
Exercise20.8%20.2%15.6%24.4%
Rest16.5%14.6%14.9%18.3%
Massage16.7%11.3%13.3%21.2%
Heat17.6%17%28.3%10.9%
Adupuncture, pain cream, nothing, other18.1%26.5%21.4%12.4%
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by John Elflein, last edited Sep 15, 2017
This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. respondents that treated their back pain using select methods within the past 12 months as of 2017, by education level. According to the data, 28.3 percent of respondents that had some college education or an associates degree used heat to treat their back pain.
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