Aging

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Mon June 30, 2014
Health and Welfare

UK Researchers Study Aging and Lower Back Pain

Credit medicalxpress.com

The specific causes of lower back pain remain illusive.  Studies show eight in ten people experience back pain at some point in their lives.  A federally-funded University of Kentucky study is focusing on the mechanics of the back. Dr.  Babak Bazrgari is a biomedical engineer at UK.  He says age is a factor.  "We are seeing like as they get older, they perform activities like the way that they move their trunk is such that it impose a higher load on the spinal column," said Bazrgari.

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