Stress and low back pain linked

In a study published in the American Journal of Public Health (October 2001; 91:1671-1678), researchers interviewed 6,000 subjects about a number of physical and psychological issues. They interviewed the subjects twice, once when the group was 23 years old and again when they were 33. About 10% of the group experienced low back pain for the first time within a year of the second interview. People who experienced psychological distress at age 23 were 2 ┬Ż times more likely to have low back pain at age 33 than the 23 year-olds who did not.

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