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

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

Ways in which U.S. respondents treated their back pain as of 2017, by generation 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 generation. According to the data, 86.1 percent of the Silent Generation that had back problems treated their back pain with over-the-counter medication.
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Percentage of U.S. respondents that treated their back pain using select methods as of 2017, by generation

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Silent generationBaby boomersGeneration XMillennials
Over-the-counter pain medication, such as Aleve or Advil86.1%80.3%74%52.5%
Prescription pain medication from your doctor8.3%10.7%13.1%12.8%
Exercise10.3%10.9%24.5%27.5%
Rest6.6%10.1%17.4%22.8%
Massage2.2%3.3%11.9%34.1%
Heat14.3%29.9%18.1%8.9%
Adupuncture, pain cream, nothing, other38.8%28.4%16.1%7.3%
Silent generationBaby boomersGeneration XMillennials
Over-the-counter pain medication, such as Aleve or Advil86.1%80.3%74%52.5%
Prescription pain medication from your doctor8.3%10.7%13.1%12.8%
Exercise10.3%10.9%24.5%27.5%
Rest6.6%10.1%17.4%22.8%
Massage2.2%3.3%11.9%34.1%
Heat14.3%29.9%18.1%8.9%
Adupuncture, pain cream, nothing, other38.8%28.4%16.1%7.3%
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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 generation. According to the data, 86.1 percent of the Silent Generation that had back problems treated their back pain with over-the-counter medication.
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