The U.S. military consists of some of the finest men and women of our nation, but they are hurting. New studies are showing an increase in lower back pain among those who are serving in the army, navy, and air force.
Over the past five years, lower back pain accounted for more than 6 million outpatient visits and over 25,000 hospitalizations among servicemen and servicewomen. This is a 34% increase over the previous 10-year period. While the reasons for the pain are varied, the fact that many positions in the military now have soldiers sitting for longer periods in front of a console could be a contributing factor. For more on this troubling trend, click here:: Low back pain common and increasing in the military