The number of people suffering from back pain will increase dramatically over the coming years because of the growing ageing population, researchers wrote in a BMJ journal.
In a report published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases on back pain and disability, the authors said:
With ageing populations throughout the world, but especially in low and middle income countries, the number of people living with low back pain will increase substantially over coming decades.
Governments, health service and research providers and donors need to pay far greater attention to the burden that low back pain causes than what they had done previously.
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