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Low back pain syndrome: epidemiology and clinical manifestations

Irina Vishlova; Sergei Karpov; Anatoly Starodubtsev;

Prevalence of the main types of vertebral pain syndromes in Stavropol population was studied. The records of 1897 patients with vertebral pathology aged 18–87 were analysed. The prevalence of vertebral pathology in 2014 amounted to 30 % of the total number of hospitalizations and increased in summer. Women aged 45–60 years dominated among the hospitalized patients. Reflex pain syndromes (74 %) and compression radicular pain syndromes (26 %) consisted the most common type of pathology. Additional examination often revealed degenerative-dystrophic changes of the spine. Complex treatment in most cases was effective, the proportion of neurosurgery was low.


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Keywords: vertebral pain syndrome, epidemiology, treatment

Stavropol State Medical Academy
Pyatigorsk State Research Institute of Balneotherapeutics
Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical Academy