Low back pain risk factors

26th Mar 2015

New research presented at the 2015 AAOS or Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, identified the following risk factors for low back pain: nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse, and depressive disorders.

This study is extremely important since nearly one-third of U.S. adults reported that they had suffered from low back pain during the three previous months. Determining these risk factors can help many Americans diminish the financial and emotional strains with back pain.

For details about the study visit Medical Xpress at http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-03-pain-factors.html