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- 1-year incidence of a first-ever episode of low back pain to range between 6.3% and 15.3%, while estimates of the 1-year incidence of any episode of low back pain range between 1.5% and 36%.
- Low back pain is the leading cause of activity, limitation and work absence throughout much of the world and is associated with an enormous economic burden.
- Individuals who have experienced activity-limiting low back pain often experience reoccurring episodes with estimates ranging between 24% and 33%.
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