Dr Emmanuel
Dr Emmanuel
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Low Back Pain Triggers: Many Are Modifiable

Triggers for an episode of low back pain include both physical factors, such as manual tasks involving heavy loads and awkward posture, and psychosocial factors, such as fatigue, during performance of a task.

Odds ratios for these triggers ranged from 2.7 to 25.0, according to results from a case-crossover study, led by Daniel Steffens at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Writing in Arthritis Care and Research, the investigators state, “Our study adds to knowledge on risk of back pain by demonstrating for the first time that brief exposure to a range of modifiable physical and psychosocial factors increases the risk of an episode of back pain.”

Source: Medpage Today

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