Low back pain is a common health problem in all societies. It affects between 60%
and 85% of adults at some time in their lives and is associated with individual
suffering and substantial economic and societal costs. Non-specific acute and chronic
low back pain account for about 90% of low back pain and its sufferers complain of
somatic symptoms without clear specific cause. A number of studies have shown that
cultural and psychosocial factors can be important in the prediction of both low back
pain experience and disability.
This study aims to investigate the prevalence of low back pain and the socio-cultural
influences on physiotherapy management of non-specific low back pain in the Gaza
Strip, with a view to developing new strategies for future physiotherapy practice.
|Date of Award||Dec 2010|