|CATEGORY||Diseases of the Skeletal System|
|ALTERNATE NAMES/COMMON NAMES||Low Back pain, Lumbago|
|NAMES IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES||
Hindi- Pith dard, kamar dard
French- mal au dos
Spanish- dolor de espalda
|ICD 10 CLASSIFICATION||M54.5|
Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.
National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that low back pain was the most common (27%), followed by severe headache or migraine pain (15%), neck pain (15%) and facial ache or pain (4%).
In India, nearly 60 percent of the people have significant back pain at some time or the other in their life..
Backache is more common in Indian women (52.9%) than men (28.4%)
|MOST PREVALENT IN||Worldwide prevalence|