Attention to Low Back Pain in Women!

pay attention to lower back pain in women
pay attention to lower back pain in women

📩 04/01/2023 08:44

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Prof. Dr. Turan Uslu gave information on the subject. In fact, low back pain is a disease seen in all ages and genders. However, there are some privileges for women in low back pain.

  1. At least 40% of women have a back pain attack each year.
  2. Pain started in the last year in 80% of the women with a pain in the waist.
  3. One third of women between the ages of 16-24 and half of women aged 45-65 have had a back pain attack in the last year.
  4. Low back pain is more common in women in early and advanced ages, and in men in middle ages.
  5. Low back pain attacks of women last longer than men, and women have a higher risk of becoming chronic. Men's back pain attacks are shorter but more severe.
  6. When women experience lower back pain, they tend to have more movement restrictions than men.

The relationship between being a woman and low back pain

  1. Menstrual periods trigger pain
  2. Pregnancy and childcare cause women to experience lower back pain more often. 40-60% of pregnant women have low back pain.
  3. Pain in men is mostly due to a significant strain. In women, daily repetitive movements such as daily living activities, long standing, housework, child care may cause pain.
  4. Whiplash injuries (whiplash injuries) that occur after motor vehicle accidents are more common in women and heal later.
  5. Heavy objects carrying, pulling, pushing, gardening and cleaning activities, home and outdoor activities are the most important causes of back pain.
  6. Spondylolisthesis (slipped waist) is more common in girls and women than men

Work environment and back pain

  1. Only 15-20% of low back pain in women is related to the work environment and work. This rate is higher in men.
  2. Health, hotel, catering businesses, banking, finance and insurance sectors are the work areas where women most frequently experience low back pain.
  3. Nurses frequently encounter low back pain problems due to prolonged standing and patient care.
  4. Jobs in which body movements such as pushing, pulling, and rotating are often forced into repetitive movements are an important risk factor for low back pain.
  5. There is a risk of low back pain due to sitting for a long time in grocery cashiers, keyboard users, people working at the telephone switchboard, and occupational groups offering banking services.
  6. In child and elderly caregivers, nurses and kindergarten teachers; Activities such as lifting, bending, and reaching out increase the risk of low back pain.
  7. Low job satisfaction and low wages increase the risk of back and neck pain.

Home environment and back pain

  1. Shopping
  2. Cleaning activities (bending, pushing, trip, turning)
  3. Ironing (standing for a long time, turning)

Women's characteristics

  1. Pregnancy (hormonal factor, mechanical factors, emotional factors)
  2. Baby care, breastfeeding, carrying
  3. Menstrual period lowers the pain threshold
  4. Menopause and risk of osteoporosis
  5. Hypermobility syndrome is more common in girls and women.
  6. Fibromyalgia syndrome is more common in women.


  1. High heels increase our lumbar lord (waist cupping).
  2. Tight dresses, trousers and skirts that prevent comfortable movement increase the risk of low back pain.
  3. Large breasts and breast prostheses put an additional load on the waist.

Woman, family and society

  1. Women pay more attention to their health than men. They are more sensitive about this.
  2. Women are more helpful than men.
  3. They are more likely to work in the care sector.

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