Survey on Prevalance & Comparison of Back Pain Among Surgeons

Survey on Prevalence & Comparison of Back Pain Among Surgeons


  • Javeria Aslam Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Imran Nawaz Gulab Devi Institute of Physical Therapy, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ahmed Sajjad Syeda Khatoon-E-Jannat Hospital and Special Education Center
  • Memoona Aslam Ibadat International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Iqra Naz Ibadat International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Ramsha Masood Ibadat International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Ibraheem Zafar Shifa Tameer-E-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Kashaf Nadeem Shifa Tameer-E-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan



Otolaryngology, Gynecologist & Obstetrician surgeons, Lower back pain


The objective was to determine the prevalence of lower back pain (LBP) and comparison of lower back pain among surgeons of different specialties. METHODS:
For this research 100 surgeons sample size was estimated. A self-prepared questionnaire having 25 items was distributed in respondents to gather data about the prevalence of lower back pain in surgeons of   different specialties. Using SPSS V-19 data was analyzed having quantitative and qualitative variables. RESULT: It was noted that out of 10, general (4), cardiac (2), plastic (2), ENT(4),  trauma(6), pediatric(4), and orthopedic(7), neuro (2), urology(2) and gynecology (6) specialty felt lower back pain during surgeries. Out of 100 surgeons of diverse specialty 43 surgeons have lower back pain during the surgery. Out of 100 diverse specialty surgeons’ 25 surgeons have LBP in region of lumbar, thoracic region (2 surgeons) and 29 in their region of lower lumbar. CONCLUSIONS: It was concluded that Gyne & Obs and ENT surgeons are more prone to lower back pain (LBP) as compare to the surgeons of other specialties. The reason of the lower back pain was tough routine, lengthy standing time during surgeries of patients, adaptation of abnormal postures and due to less rest time.


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i2.285
Published: 2022-02-28

How to Cite

Aslam, J. ., Nawaz, M. I., Sajjad, M. A., Aslam, M., Naz, I., Masood, R., Zafar, I. ., & Nadeem , K. (2022). Survey on Prevalance & Comparison of Back Pain Among Surgeons: Survey on Prevalence & Comparison of Back Pain Among Surgeons. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(2), 92–94.



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