Lower-back pain, or pain in the part of the back between the ribs and the legs, is one of the most common complaints of discomfort. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a major reason for missed work. While most back twinges go away on their own after a few days, many people suffer from chronic back pain.
About eight out of 10 people in the United States experience at least one bout of lower-back pain in their lives, according to the Healthy People 2010 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The following 11 factors are linked to a higher risk of developing low back pain:
Office worker suffering with back pain
A mentally stressful job
Pregnancy – pregnant women are much more likely to get back pain
A sedentary lifestyle
Age – older adults are more susceptible than young adults or children
Gender – back pain is more common among females than males
Strenuous physical exercise (especially if not done properly)
Strenuous physical work.
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