Prescribed treatments for back pain among U.S. respondents as of 2017, by age

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. respondents that were offered select prescription and over-the-counter options by a medical provider for relief of back pain as of 2017, by age. According to the data, 23.2 percent of respondents aged over 65 years were offered prescription pain killers to relieve their back pain.

Percentage of U.S. respondents that were prescribed select treatments for their back pain as of 2017, by age

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Release date

May 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 1 to 16, 2017

Number of respondents

3,002 respondents

Supplementary notes

* Includes heat, back brace, other alternative medicine procedures, rest, nothing, and other.
Original Question: "What treatment was recommended? (Up to three responses accepted per respondent)"
Those who experienced back pain in the past 12 months.

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