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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1991;15(3):349-352.
Influence of daily habbits on low back pain.
Moon, Jae Ho , Lee, Dong Soo , Kim, Ae Young
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
생활습관이 요통유발에 미치는 영향
문재호, 이동수, 김애영
연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Low back pain is distressing much of patients and known as common troubles against daily living. The cause of low back pain is not clear in 44.5%, which is the most frequent of all. If bad postures can lead to bad daily activities and habbits, it may facilitate the recurrence of low back pain. This study was designed to evaluate the daily habbits and characteristics of house structures in low back pain patients, thus to help them preventing low back pain.

The subjects of this study were 200 out-patients who visited Yongdong Severance Hospital Dept. of Rehab. OPD clinic from low back pain.

The major results were as follows

1) Chronic low back pain patients were 82%.

2) 44.5% showed no clear cause of pain.

3) Average height of male was 170.5 cm and female was 158.8 cm.

4) Average height of kitchen table was 79.9 cm and wash stand was 71.5 cm.

5) Sleeping habbit of floor mat was 62.5%.

Key Words: Daily habits, Low back pain, Bad posture, House structure


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