Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Back pain: gender features

Year: 2012, volume 8 Issue: №2 Pages: 477-481
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Kurushina O.V., Barulin A.E.
Organization: Volgograd State Medical University

The goal of the research is to study features of a back pain syndrome and its medicalization at men and women. There were 217 patients with a back pain being on treatment in neurologic department of the regional clinical hospital №1 (Volgograd). The results of the research indicate big prevalence of acute back pain syndromes at men, chronic ones — at women. Thus, women show big need for a medicalization of the pain, but men ask for a medical care less then women. As a result men feel considerable diffculties at the description of nature of algetic disorder.Conclusion. It is necessary to take into consideration the revealed gender features of patients with a back pain in the process of planning therapeutic actions.

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