U.S. adults who visited a health care professional for neck or back pain in 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. adults who had visited a health care professional in the last 12 months because of severe back or neck pain as of 2018. Around 18 percent of the survey respondents said they had visited a health care professional in the past year for lower back pain.

Percentage of U.S. adults who had visited a health care professional for neck or back pain in the past year as of 2018

Percentage of respondents
Neck pain14%
Upper back pain10%
Middle back pain10%
Lower back pain18%
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Sources

Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 12 to April 10, 2018

Number of respondents

5,377 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Did you see a health care professional for any of the following in the last 12 months?

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