Back pain expense

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A new study finds Americans spend more on low back and neck pain than any other health conditions including diabetes and heart disease.

(NBC NEWS) — Americans spend more on treating low back and neck pain than any other health condition.

That’s according to a new study from the University of Washington.

Out of the 154 conditions studied back and neck pain generated the highest costs in 2016 topping 134-billion dollars.

When combined with other musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis the total exceeded 380-billion.

Other high cost conditions included diabetes (111.2 billion), heart disease (89.3 billion) and falls (87.4 billion).

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