New research suggests that low back pain causes more disability worldwide than any other ailment. The researchers behind the study, who published their study in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, say that, “as life expectancies increase and the proportion of elderly people rises, this problem will worsen in the coming decades.”
Their data, which took over 6 years to compile, comes from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study, which looked at poor health and disability arising from all ailments in 187 countries.
Overall, out of 291 conditions studied, low back pain was at the very top in terms of years lost to disability.
Most importantly, the team notes that the prevalence and overall impact of low back pain increased with age.
“With aging populations throughout the world, but especially in low and middle income countries,” they say, “the number of people living with low back pain will increase substantially over coming decades.”
Additionally, researchers stress the importance of assisting those with low back pain: “Governments, health service and research providers and donors need to pay far greater attention to the burden that low back pain causes than what they had done previously.”
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