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DEGREE OF DISABILITY OF RESIDENTS OF VALENÇA-RJ, BRAZIL DUE TO LOW BACK PAIN
Thyago Bacelar Vieira, Vinícius Moreira Paladino, Clara Emanuelle Correia Lopes, Nayara Lopes Guimarães, Gabriel S. Thiago Cavalleiro, Gabriela Moreira Paladino, Eduardo Mattos S. Thiago, Daniel Almeida da Costa*, Leandro Raider
Low back pain is a very common complaint, but a point that instigates would be the real disability that this symptom generates in people's daily lives, what is the relationship between the intensity of low back pain and its importance in the participants' routine. Low back pain is the second most prevalent health condition in Brazil, second only to cases of high blood pressure, which shows us the importance of the study. We sought to assess whether this very prevalent symptom, so intense in many cases, has an important significance in daily, professional, physical and psychological activities. The aim is to assess the disability generated by low back pain. The present study was carried out descriptively with a cross-sectional design, in a sample composed of 70 individuals. To verify the degree of disability caused by low back pain, the Oswestry questionnaire was used, and to quantify pain, the visual pain scale was used. In the visual pain scale, 94.3% of the participants reported moderate and severe pain, unlike the Oswestry scale, in which 84.3% of the patients had minimal and moderate disability.[Full Text Article]