April 28, 2015
Results of a survey to determine the cause of low back pain in French male employees demonstrated that biomechanical factors can play a larger role in the origination of pain than factors such as psychosocial, organizational and individual causes.
Two surveys, one in 2002 and another in 2007, were administered to working men from various regions of France. A total of 2,161 individuals participated in the first survey, and 1,313 of the individuals participated in the second survey. Among the individuals who participated in the second survey, 394 (30%) reported low back pain.