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Evaluation of the relationship between age, gender, and body mass index, and lumbar facet joint pain

(2016) Evaluation of the relationship between age, gender, and body mass index, and lumbar facet joint pain. Indian Journal of Pain.

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Abstract

Introduction: Lumbar facet joint pain accounts for 5-15% of the cases of chronic, axial low back pain. Most commonly, facetogenic pain is the result of repetitive stress and/or cumulative low level trauma, leading to infl ammation and stretching of the joint capsule. Patients and Methods: In this descriptive study 76 patients who were diagnosed, after a diagnostic block, as having lumbar facet joint pain were evaluated by their age, sex, and body mass index (BMI). Data were collected according to a checklist and entered to SPSS version 16. Results: The mean age of the participants was 48.53 years; the participants included 44 women and 32 men. Lumbar facet joint pain was more frequent in the age range of 40-55 years. With respect to BMI, lumbar facet joint pain was most frequently seen in patients with BMI of 24.5-29.5 kg/m2 (40.8%). Conclusion: Based on our fi ndings, the chances of developing lumbar facet joint pain is more in women who are between 40 years and 55 years of age and whose BMI is 24.5-29.5 kg/m2.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Age, body mass index (BMI), gender, lumbar facet joint, pain
Subjects: anesthesia
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات بیهوشی و مراقبتهای ویژه
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3163

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