Low-back pain brings many clients to massage therapy. But low-back pain is not limited to adults, and many children experience this condition as well.

New research shows that the intensity of low-back pain experienced by children is affected by four independent variables, according to an abstract published on www.pubmed.gov:

• Duration of studying

• Type of bed

• Transportation to and from school

• Body mass index

“Our results indicate that parents and teachers should be informed about duration of studying, type of bed, transportation and obesity as risk factors predicting NLBP in school children,” the researchers wrote.

“Determination of pain intensity risk factors among school children with nonspecific low back pain” was published in the international journal Medical Science Monitor. The study was conducted by researchers at the Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale University, Turkey.

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