Assessment of Hormonal and Reproductive Factors Associated with Low Back Pain in Reproductive Female in A Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital
Background:Low back pain related disability and work absence accounts for high economical costs in modern society. A prevalence of 28-80% has been found with increase of prevalence with age and female preponderance.
Methods: The present study was conducted on 150 non pregnant women complaining of low back pain attending Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pacific Institute of Medical Sciences during the period of one year. A brief questionnaire was used to screen, among the respondents, the occurrence of low back pain in the past year.
Results: Low back pain was associated with high BMI, high waist circumference, more number of children, irregular and prolonged duration of menstruation, young maternal age at first birth and with history of abortion.
Conclusion: The present study conclude that Hormonal and reproductive factors are associated with low back pain.
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