The Increasing Cases of Lower Back Pain in Developed Nations: A Reciprocal Effect of Development

M.Y. Mafuyai, B. G. Babangida, E.S. Mador, D.D. Bakwa, Y.Y. Jabil

Abstract


Lower back pain is a non specific health problem but a general complaint among people of all ages with severe effect and complain among the middle aged and the old. And, surprisingly, the complaint is more rampant in the developed nations than in the developing and under developed nations of the world. The cause has generally been accepted by most researchers around the world to be mechanical than infectious. Our previous research indicated that some postures of the lumbar spine (lower back) are more susceptible to injury and can easily cause pain in the lumbar spine than others. This work has shown that this posture is common among the people in the developed nations due to he highly developed facets of life. The research therefore suggest that the rampant complaint is the result of this posture of the lumbar spine.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n5p23


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