The burden of musculoskeletal disorders

Reviewing the burden of musculoskeletal disorders

This blog is a review of the global and regional prevalence, disability and overall burden and costs for common musculoskeletal disorders including low back and neck pain, hip and knee osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and other conditions.

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Systematic review of the global prevalence of low back pain

Global people

Many of my Musculoskeletal Elf colleagues make their livelihood from building and constructing; therefore, I was quite excited to see that the focus of this year’s National Back Pain week in the UK is on “Builders’ Backs”. According to the statistics in the campaign pack by BackCare (the UK’s National Pack Pain Association) 30,000 UK construction workers [read the full story…]