The Pervasiveness of Low Back Pain and Its Correlated Risk Factors

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2015 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 1 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Dr.B.Sasikumar, N.Parthasarathy
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Dr.B.Sasikumar, N.Parthasarathy, "The Pervasiveness of Low Back Pain and Its Correlated Risk Factors," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 1,  no. 1, pp. 16-19, 2015. Crossref,


Low back pain is an ordinary disorder. Almost everybody is affected by it at some time. For most people, exaggerated by low back pain, substantial pain, or disability is short-lived, and they soon return to normal activities in spite of any advice or treatment they receive. It occurs in analogous proportions in all cultures, interferes with quality of life and work performance, and is the most common reason for medical consultations. A small proportion, however, develops chronic pain and disability. Only some cases of back pain are due to specific causes; most cases are non-specific. Acute back pain is the most familiar presentation and is usually self-limiting, lasting less than three months despite treatment. Chronic back pain is a more complicated problem, which often has a strong psychological overlay of work dissatisfaction, boredom, and a generous compensation system contributes to it. Back pain is the main source of temporary disability and a challenge to medical and surgical treatment decisions.


Prevalence, low back pain, Risk factors, Treatment outcome.


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