•  Neuro-Musculoskeletal diseases are the #1 cause of:

            • long-term pain • physical disability • doctor visits in the US

  • Aside from fractures, common Neuro-Musculoskeletal conditions include:

    • ACL Tear

    • Avascular Necrosis

    • Carpal Tunnel

    • Degenerative Disc Disease

    • Disc Herniation

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Kyphosis

    • Limb Aputation

    • Osteoarthritis

    • Osteoporosis

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    • Rotator Cuff Injury

    • Sciatica

    • Scoliosis

    • Shoulder Dislocation

    • Spinal Stenosis

    • Tendonitis

    • Tennis Elbow

    • Torn Meniscus

    • Whiplash Injury

 

  • Musculoskeletal conditions are among the most disabling and costly in the United States, contributing to an estimated $849 billion in direct and indirect costs per year.
     

  • ~93 million workdays are lost each year in the United States due to back pain, with an estimated cost of $30 billion to $50 billion annually. 

 

  • Arthritis and related conditions cost the U.S. economy nearly $128 billion annually in medical care and indirect expenses, including lost wages and productivity. 

  • A bone breaks every 3 seconds because Of Osteoporosis (~ 25 000 fractures per day, or 9 million per year). 

  • 1 In 3 women & 1 In 5 men over the age Of 50 will suffer an Osteoporotic fracture. 

  • Osteoporotic fractures cost €32 billion per year in Europe and $20 billion per year in the United States. 

 

 

Sources

  1. International Osteoporosis Foundation. http://www.iofbonehealth.org/osteoporosis-musculoskeletal-disorders
     

  2. International Osteoporosis Foundation. http://www.capture-the-fracture.org/health-economics
     

  3. Original source: MMWR 2007;56(01):4-7 [Data Source: 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey]. CDC: Arthritis Data and Statistics.

     

  4. Mayo Clinic IDs the top 10 reasons for doctors' visits. The Daily Briefing. The Advisory Board Company. 22 Jan. 2013. https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2013/01/22/study-ids-the-top-10-reasons-for-doctors-visits

     

  5. United States Bone and Joint Decade. "Health Care Utilization and Economic Cost of Musculoskeletal Diseases." The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2008. 219-252

 

 

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WHAT IS A NEURO-MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER?​

DEFINITION: A CONDITION LEADING TO PAIN AND LOSS OF MOBILITY IN THE NEURO-MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.

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