E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2024

Impact of Lower Back Pain on Functional Disability and Quality of Life

Author(s): Ayesha Khurshid, Fatima Khurshid, Sabahat Nazir, Hafsa Khurshid, Ayesha Jamal


Objective: This study aims to provide significant insights into the consequences of lower back pain on individuals' ability to perform and their general well-being within the local population by examining these parameters.

Methods: A cross-sectional study with 100 adult patients suffering from lower back pain was conducted. We used the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire to collect data. The data was summarized using descriptive statistics, and the analysis was carried out using SPSS.

Results: According to the study findings, lower back discomfort has a substantial impact on daily activities such as self-care, movement, sleep, social contacts, and travel. Participants reported moderate discomfort and limits in personal care, lifting duties, walking, standing, sitting, sleep quality, social contacts, and travel. Furthermore, the study revealed a variety of functional impairments, with subjects reporting varying degrees of disability.

Conclusion: The study revealed that a significant proportion of participants experienced chronic pain accompanied by neurological symptoms. Furthermore, the overall quality of life among the participants was found to be poor. These findings emphasize the detrimental impact of chronic pain and associated symptoms on individuals' overall well-being, particularly in relation to their ability to perform physical work and participate in daily activities.

Keywords: Lower Back Pain, Quality of Life, Musculoskeletal Condition, Chronic Pain, Disability

Pages: 407-410

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