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).

 

Reference:

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

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