Back and spine problems affect millions of Americans, sometimes limiting an active life.
- Scoliosis, a disorder that causes a sideways curve of the spine, runs in families. The most common type, idiopathic scoliosis, is often diagnosed in the early teen years.
- Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the U.S. It is the second most common cause of doctor visits.
- There are more than 3 million reported cases of herniated discs each year in America.