DOI: 10.3233/bmr-200145
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Byron J. Schneider, R. Sterling Haring, Amos Song, Peter Kim, Gregory D. Ayers, David J. Kennedy, Nitin B. Jain

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Back pain is a leading reason for seeking care in the United States (US), and is a major cause of morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To analyze demographic, patient, and visit characteristics of adult ambulatory spine clinic visits in the United States from 2009–2016. METHODS: Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2009–2016 were used and were sample weighted. RESULTS: Most patients presenting for ambulatory spine care were 45–64 years (45%), were most commonly female (56.8%), and private in…

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