Table 3.

Reasons for Using the 6 Most Frequently Used Complementary and Alternative Medicine Modalities for Back Pain

Reasons for UseCAM Users Who Reported Reasons for Use (%)(n = 1,647)
Conventional medical treatment would not help27
Conventional medical treatment was too expensive13
Used conventional medicine and CAM together53
Conventional medical practitioner suggested CAM24
Interested in trying CAM48
  • CAM, complementary and alternative medicine.