Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Chronic low back pain

Prevalence of chronic low back pain among daily wages workers

Dr Burhan Bhat, Dr Zameer Ali, Dr Jabreel Muzaffar, Dr A.R Badoo, Dr Sulaiman Sath, Dr Ishtiaq Abdullah, Dr Dawood Ahmad Khan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1996-1999

Background: The present study was conducted for assessing prevalence of chronic low
back pain among daily wages workers.
Materials & methods: A total of 200 daily wages workers were enrolled. Complete
demographic details of all the patients were obtained. A questionnaire was prepared for
assessing the prevalence of chronic low back pain. The Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)
was assessed in all the patients with chronic low pain. Patients with history of systemic
illness or any known drug allergy were excluded. All the results were recorded in
Microsoft excel sheet and were analysed by SPSS software.
Results: Out of 200 daily wages worker, chronic low back pain was seen in 82.5 percent
of the patients. Mean duration of symptoms was 7 to 9 months seen in 46 subjects while
it was between 10 to 12 months in 44 subjects.
Conclusion: Daily wages workers are significantly affected by chronic low back pain