Back Pain Increases Frailty Risk in Older Women

Frailty is a condition characterized by weakness, slowness, physical inactivity, self-reported exhaustion, and unintentional weight loss that is associated with an increased risk for poor health outcomes. In a recent study, researchers observed that older women with low back pain were 2.83 times more likely to develop frailty over the following year, especially those with greater pain intensity or disability. European Geriatric Medicine, February 2023

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