An Australian orthopedic surgeon has revealed that the risk of back pain is high among those who are not satisfied or are unhappy with their jobs.
Markus Melloh, who is an orthopedic surgeon and rheumatologist with the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, surveyed 315 people who complained of non-specific back pain and then followed them up after 3, 6, 12 and 24 weeks and asked a number of questions including about their attitude.
Melloh found that those who were resigned to working in unsatisfactory jobs had a greater risk of suffering from persistent back pain compared to those who were happy with their jobs.
"Attitude in the workplace and positive thinking has a huge impact on lower back pain. The direct correlation between positive attitude and the outcomes of back pain we do not know. We know positive thinking would make people better, if they get occasional back pain and say, "that's life," there is more chance it will go away by itself", he said.