Is back pain a cash cow?

An article in JAMA suggests that most back pain is just normal aging, not caused by working. However, despite this finding, some don’t expect much to change:

Still, I am skeptical that anything will happen from this exposé, as too many professionals benefit from the system, including doctors, lawyers and chiropractors. Insurance companies also benefit from this dysfunctional system by collecting a percentage of the cost distributions as a management fee. The higher the costs, the higher the fee.

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