International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 8, Part E (2016)
Facts about backache
Vishan Singh Rathore and Shalini Menon
Low back pain (LBP) is a symptom produced by disorders of the lumbar spine. It may be impossible to prevent all LBP, and while most episodes of acute LBP are self-limiting, the disorders producing recurrent and chronic LBP are usually incurable. The difficulties in diagnosing the disorders complicate effective management and prevention; however, prevention of spinal trauma reduces the incidence and prevalence of LBP. Effective preventive measures include the reduction of road trauma and smoking, improved vehicle seating, the control of vehicle vibrations, careful worker selection, job redesign, improved physical fitness, and the proper use of the spine in the home, at school, at work, and in sports. The inappropriate use and interpretation of spinal investigations and the overzealous use of surgical procedures certainly add to the problem. An agreement on an acceptable "glossary" of lumbar terms and clinical syndromes is needed together with a new research emphasis on prevention and a continuation of research efforts in epidemiology, etiology, and management of LBP.
How to cite this article:
Vishan Singh Rathore, Shalini Menon. Facts about backache. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(8):305-307.