Back pain continues to be the leading cause of care-seeking. This syndrome most often leads to disability, significantly reduces the quality of life and performance of the patient, says Dr. Denis Slinkin. Dr. Denis Slinkin says: The development of back and neck pain is largely affected by repetitive, monotonous physical activity associated with work or leisure activities. In addition, the relationship between psychological factors – stress, anxiety, depression, passive coping strategies for pain, fear associated with pain and the emergence of back pain – is known to be independent of other factors.Back pain risk factors include lifting weights, long-term static loads, and exposure to vibration in the workplace.
Neck pain is associated with prolonged exposure to head or trunk tilting forward, uncomfortable hand position at work, prolonged (more than 95% of the time) sitting, and exposure to vibration in the arms. Back pain is more common among machine operators, service workers, farmers, etc. Women who lift or move objects weighing more than 11.3 kg and those who spend “on their feet” more than 2 hours per work shift are more likely to seek medical attention for back pain. Dissatisfaction with working conditions is also a risk factor for neck and lower back pain. Exercise in certain sports (rowing and skiing) also increases the incidence of back pain. Psychological factors have a greater impact on back pain-related disabilities than biomechanical disorders of the spine and joints of the extremities.Most human spinal column structures contain nerve endings and can be a source of back pain, so says Dr. Denis Slinkin.