Researchers have found that out of 10 people, almost one is suffering from low back pain all over the world. Consistent with a new research, low back pain results in more disability around the world than any other disorders, and accounts for 1/3rd of all work-connected disability.
The occurrence of low back pain was at peak in Western Europe, followed by the Middle East and North Africa, and lowest in Latin America and the Caribbean. While world population growth increases, and the proportion of aged rises, researchers warn that the setback is set to get worse over the upcoming decades. They advise health services and governments to take the problem more seriously than they have taken so far.
The researchers derived their findings on information for the Worldwide Burden of Illness 2010 study, which evaluates ill health or disability occurring from all conditions in 187 nations, grouping of 21 regions for the five-year periods 1990, 2005, and 2010.
They observed the occurrence, rate, reduction, duration, and jeopardy of death related to low back pain in 117 published studies, taking 47 nations into consideration and 16 out of the 21 worldwide disease world provinces. They as well, conducted surveys in five nations regarding the impact of sensitive and severe unceasing low back pain with and with no leg soreness, and information from national health assessments in several countries.
The instigators then evaluated the toll taken by low back pain in the form of disability adjusted life years These are calculated, by adding the number of years survived with disabilities to the number of years of life lost due to premature death. Researchers said that out of all 291 disorders studied, low back pain occupied the top position of the league table in terms of years misplaced to disability, and sixth in terms of disability adjusted life years.
It was considered the maximum contributor of disability in 12 out of the 21 regions in the world, and the maximum contributor of the overall burden in Australia, Asia and Western Europe.