A Comparison of The Prevalence of Low Back Pain in Formal and Informal Occupation Setup: A Review of The Literature


Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.
Research, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, School of Health Sciences, The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Low back pain is one of the most common and costly afflictions of our Society. The majority of adults will have at least one episode of acute low back pain that will likely resolve regardless of the type of treatment or intervention. Low back pain affects people of all ages; from children to the elderly, and is a very frequent reason for medical consultations. Incidences increases and peaks between the ages of 35 ad 55.Low back pain in both formal and informal occupation is the major cause of disability in adults and has a significant social-economic impact on their lifestyle. Occupation is one of the main causes of low back pain in adults. It is difficult to provide appropriate sensitization, specific and proper ergonomic approaches to avoid low back pain without knowing the main occupation of the patient. The determination of the type of occupation and the prevalence of low back pain among workers will help in the identification of the main risk factors associated with the condition. Specific and appropriate measures will hence be considered and implemented to alleviate the problem through ergonomic sensitization and modification.
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