With Back Pain, Also Consider Incontinence and Breathing Disorders

With Back Pain, Also Consider Incontinence and Breathing Disorders

The prevalence of low back pain (LBP) as well as bladder and bowel dysfunction in adult populations are well documented. LBP is the 5th most common reason for doctor visits in the US, with an annual point prevalence of approximately 25%. Bladder and bowel dysfunction may be more prevalent than LBP in some populations yet, due to the stigmatising nature of these symptoms, providers may be unaware that their patients are struggling with these conditions.

Modern Medicine – June/July 2018