Study digs into the root of low back pain

Patients who engage in manual tasks involving awkward positions are at an eight-fold increased risk of low back pain, according to a study that examines brief exposure to a range of modifiable triggers for an acute episode of the condition.

Those who are distracted during activities or fatigued also significantly increase their risk, report the researchers from the The George Institute for Global health and Sydney University.

But being old, fat or drinking alcohol are not