Lancet Global Burden of Disease Highlights Back Pain – The Atlantic – The Atlantic

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When it comes to back pain, no one ever wants to have to think about or suffer through the process of enduring through any type of particular back pain. Sometimes however back pain is just something that has to be accepted and nothing can be done about it. This particular article offers you the insight and a more in depth look into how back pain is taking over the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • Health hasn’t improved as fast as life expectancy overall, which means that for many, those long, final years are spent hobbled by illness and disability.
  • The things that make us low-level miserable are now more likely to be simple aches and pains, rather than frightening, communicable diseases like diarrhea.
  • To find out why, I called Theo Vos, a professor of global health at the University of Washington and an author of the Global Burden study.

“The things that make us low-level miserable are now more likely to be simple aches and pains, rather than frightening, communicable diseases like diarrhea.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/10/how-back-pain-took-over-the-world/503243/

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