So, what is the big deal with the lower back? Globally, the lifetime prevalence of low-back pain is reported to be as high as 84%. Based on the U.S. adult population, approximately 34 million people experience low-back pain at any one point in time, which is about 31% of the population. Annually, there are also over 8 million new occurrences of low-back pain in the U.S. adult population.
Humantech’s newest complimentary e-book, authored by our board-certified professional ergonomist, Blake McGowan, focuses on why and how low-back pain occurs and offers suggestions on how to address both occupational and non-occupational risk factors. The publication includes useful links and references. Download now.