Does back pain prevalence really decrease with increasing age? A systematic review.

  title={Does back pain prevalence really decrease with increasing age? A systematic review.},
  author={Clermont E. Dionne and Kate M. Dunn and Peter Croft},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  volume={35 3},
BACKGROUND It is believed that the prevalence of back pain decreases around the middle of the sixth decade. However, back pain is still among the most commonly reported symptoms in the elderly and osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, osteoporosis and spinal stenosis all increase with age. In light of this, it is difficult to understand why the prevalence of back pain would decrease with increasing age. OBJECTIVE This study aimed at summarising the scientific evidence on the trends of back pain… 

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