- Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
- Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.
- One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year and experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a acute or chronic pain to the lower lumber or suffer back injury at some time in their lives.
- Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.
There are about thirty-five Level IV CHEK practitioners in the world, and probably for good reason. The program to pass this level is nothing short of tedious, time consuming and a complete shock to the nervous system because practicing on this level has no room for error.