This study aimed to comprehensively summarise common causes and risk factors of developing severe/chronic lower back pain in older adults.

The findings from this study showed that various age-related changes and factors may influence the prognosis and management of lower back pain in older adults.

These include: physical (e.g. spinal degeneration), psychological (e.g. dementia), and mental changes (e.g. central pain processing), as well as multiple demographic risk factors (e.g. genetics, gender, and ethnicity).


Wong AYL, et al. LBP in older adults: Risk factors, management options and future directions. Scoliosis, May 01, 2017