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Landmark Survey by Stagwell’s The Harris Poll Estimates More Than 72.3 Million U.S. Adults Suffer from Chronic Low Back Pain – Greater than Arthritis, Diabetes, or Heart Disease and with Debilitating Impact on Quality of Life

Source— Stagwell Inc. Published August 9, 2022

A press release issued by The Harris Poll, a Stagwell (NASDAQ: STGW) agency, announced complete results from a landmark survey, “Mobility Matters: Chronic Low Back Pain in America,” sponsored by Vertos Medical as part of its national health awareness campaign, Know Your Back Story. The nationally representative survey estimates that more than 72.3 million U.S. adults – 28% of the adult population – suffer from chronic low back pain (CLBP), higher than previously reported, and greater than arthritis (58.5 million), diabetes (37.3 million), or heart disease (30.3 million). More than three-fourths (76%) say CLBP has interfered with their ability to complete everyday tasks. Treatment for CLBP was shown to be deficient, with too many sufferers taking opioids (15%) despite updated guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control noting inadequate effectiveness and inherent risks, and only 5% utilizing minimally invasive lumbar decompression treatment options which are now considered appropriate for earlier use.

CLBP Has Significant Impact on Mobility and Long-term Negative Impact on Life

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