What causes back pain in women
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What causes back pain in women

Do you sit in front of your desktop for most part of the day? If yes, then you are likely to suffer from backache affecting your home, work and social lives. Read on to know more.

health and fitness Updated: Oct 21, 2010 20:04 IST

Middle aged women may suffer chronic back pain if they spend long hours surfing the internet, say experts. This happens because they hunch hours over computers surfing the internet or shopping online, reports express.co.uk.

Women, aged 35 to 50, spend most time on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, a survey has found.

It showed three in four women, 78 percent, are in agony as they spend too long sitting at a desk at work or on the net. Of those one in five, 18 percent, endures backache daily.

Woman LaptopA third said they were in pain every few days and nearly a quarter between once a week and once a month. Almost a half - 44 percent couldn't walk easily and a smaller number, 15 percent, couldn't go out.

Physiotherapist Sammy Margo said: "Back pain can be intense and make life difficult for sufferers, with discomfort badly affecting their home, work and social lives."

First Published: Oct 19, 2010 19:32 IST