Saturday, November 24, 2018

Prevalence of Low Back Pain has Increased 100% in the Last Decade

  Low back pain is a major cause of disability and is a major public health issue.
  Occupational exposure that includes hard work, frequent standing, sitting, bending, twisting and concentration demands are risk factors for low back pain (Occup Environ Med 1997;54:742). 
The prevalence of low back pain has increased 100% in the last decade (F1000Research 2016;5:1530)
  The finding of this study provides significant evidence Lumbosacral Radiculopathy can be considered a work related disease especially those jobs that depend on exposure to bending of the trunk, carrying and lifting.
  Of note, there was NOT an association between professional driving or sitting and LRS.
Neurology 2018 Sep 18;91:558

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