High Prevalence of Back Pain at Free Clinics in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Bryan Sisk, Vipan Nikore & Clark Madsen
Back pain is a major contributor to healthcare costs around the world and mainly affects manual laborers. Therefore, back pain may be highly prevalent in areas of the world with economies primarily based on physical labor, such as the Peruvian Andes. In the following study, the authors present data from a short-term medical mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru, during which 1,114 patients over the age of 18 years old were treated. Back...
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