Who Is At Risk for Lower Back Pain?

Who Is At Risk for Lower Back Pain?

October 1, 2015

Mechanical lower back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions affecting billions worldwide. Studies have shown an increased incidence of lower back pain with age, but the precise epidemiology of this condition is unknown.

This June, researchers reviewed national survey data from adults age 50 and older participating in the World Health Organization (WHO) study on aging adults. They reported that people in the Russian Federation (56%) had the highest prevalence of reporting lower back pain whereas people in China had the lowest (22%). Additionally, the analysis also revealed that a female sex, lower education, lower income, and multiple medical comorbidities (i.e. diabetes) were associated with lower back pain.

Fortunately, the treatment of mechanical lower back pain is universal and includes rest, activity modifications, anti-inflammatories, and a lumbar stabilization program.

SimpleTherapy offers a comprehensive stretching and strengthening program designed to improve mobility and flexibility of your lumbar and core muscles; these are lower back pain exercises.

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