[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mexico has one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies, with an abundance of natural resources such as oil and silver. It has the fifteenth largest nominal GDP and the eleventh largest GDP by purchasing power parity. The Mexican economy is strongly linked to those of its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, especially the United States.

 

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Mexico, officially the United Mexican States  is a federal republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres (over 760,000 sq mi), Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world.

 

 

What is little known, however, is that many Mexicans suffer from #backpain and #neckpain.

Mexicans are not aware that studies say that 1/138 to 1/276 Mexico’s 1.3 trillion US dollars GDP is spent on spine related problems, costing $5 – $9  billion US dollars. Furthermore, the spine affects the physical, emotional and financial well-being of each of Mexico’s 121 million citizens.

 

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A recent study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and published in Lancet shows that in 1990 and in 2013, the world’s #1 source and burden of disability is low back pain, and the world’s #4 source and burden of disability is neck pain.

 

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Mexicans are suffering. They want answers and strategies to stop this suffering. Every year more and more Mexican citizens get permanently stuck with #backpain, and #neckpain.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]