Mobility Matters: Landmark Survey on Chronic Low Back Pain in America and First-Ever Mobility Index: WHY NOW?

Unlike other debilitating conditions, we did not know:

  • How many people suffer from chronic low back pain (CLBP)
  • Who is suffering the most and how CLBP experience changes through life’s decades
  • What people are doing to find relief

According to this Harris Poll Landmark Survey:

CLBP AFFECTS MORE PEOPLE THAN ARTHRITIS, DIABETES, OR HEART DISEASE, YET MILLIONS ARE IN THE DARK AND WISH FOR BETTER TREATMENT OPTIONS

TOO MANY PEOPLE SUFFER TOO LONG WITH CLBP…

76% SAY CLBP HAS INTERFERED WITH THEIR ABILITY
TO COMPLETE EVERYDAY TASKS

More people need to seek out spine health doctors for accurate diagnosis and treatment…

On average, CLBP sufferers have:

  • Seen 3 healthcare professionals (HCPs)
  • Made 4 visits to an HCP in the past 12 months

Do not write off chronic
low back pain!

VIEW SUMMARY RESULTS

Mobility through the decades

The Harris Poll Landmark Survey also included the development of the first-ever Mobility Index.

 

As we age, it can be difficult to assess whether mobility challenges are a normal part of aging or a condition that may be treatable, such as CLBP.

 

The Mobility Index was designed to demonstrate how people could be moving through the decades of their lives if chronic low back or leg pain was not a limiting factor.

The results are startling: Most decades show a roughly 20-point drop in mobility among those with CLBP, with the highest drop observed among those in their 50s (24-point drop).

METHOD STATEMENT

Online survey conducted May 12 to May 20, 2022 by The Harris Poll on behalf of Vertos Medical

5020 adults surveyed ages 18+, including 1521 adults who currently experience CLBP or sciatic pain

Data represents national U.S. population based on weighting by age, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, education, household income, household size, and marital status

Sample data accurate to within +/-1.7 percentage points using a 95% confidence level for the total sample of U.S. adults, and +/-3.0 percentage points using a 95% confidence level for CLBP sufferers

DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
LEADING SPINE HEALTH SPECIALISTS

  • Ashley Comer, NP
  • David M. Dickerson, MD
  • Steven Falowski, MD
  • Zohra Hussaini, MSN, FNP-BC, MBA
  • Peter Pryzbylkowski, MD
  • Rebecca Sanders, MD