New figures released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveals that people with back pain have a higher risk of suffering from psychological distress and mental disorders including depression. According to the report, more than 1.8 million Australians complained of back pain in 2007-08. The report went on to add that they were 2.5 times more likely to develop psychological problems such as depression, 1.8 times more likely to report anxiety and 1.3 times more likely to indulge in substance abuse compared to those without any back problems. The report also added that nearly one-third of those with back problems reported severe or profound activity limitations, such as dressing or going to the toilet. "Out of the 44 per cent of people with back problems who also reported activity limitations, about two-thirds reported mild to moderate core limitations, about one-third reported severe or profound activity limitations", AIHW spokeswomen Louise York said. Source: Medindia << Physical Activity Science Taught to Medical Students is “Sp... Post-cardiac Arrest Care System Improved Survivors' Neurolo... >> Recommended Reading Back Pain Back pain or Backache is common due to poor posture, postural deformities and life style. Back pain can be classified anatomically as upper, lower and middle back pain. READ MORE Yoga and Back Pain The healing effects of yoga benefit those suffering from backpain, by alleviating their pain and also preventing its recurrence. READ MORE Biofeedback Treatment for Anxiety, Migraine and Blood Pressure Biofeedback is a feedback system where changes in physiology are detected and controlled. It helps in treatment of many disorders, especially psychosomatic ones. READ MORE Back Pain at Workplace: Prevention and Exercises Understanding the basics about our back and our posture is very important in preventing back pain and improving workplace productivity. READ MORE Anxiety Disorder Anxiety disorder involves excessive worry about actual circumstances, events or conflicts. Anyone can develop this disorder. Genes may play a role. READ MORE Back Injuries Common back injuries include strains, sprains and fracture and they can occur due to pressure or trauma. READ MORE Can Heavy School Bag Cause Back Pain in Children? Causes of backache in adults can vary but majority of backaches in growing children is traced to heavy school bags. Backache in children is a common problem now with school bags becoming heavier. READ MORE Cervical Spondylosis Cervical spondylosis is a disorder in which there is abnormal wear on cervical vertebrae. READ MORE Flowers And What They Mean To Us Flowers can be used as infusion for treating digestive disorders or they can be used as poultice for skin problems, and as pastes or decoctions for wounds and injuries. READ MORE Traction For Lumbar Pain Traction is the maximum force imparted between two bony surfaces for distracting them without causing any injury. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Vent Forte (Theophylline) Color Blindness Calculator Post-Nasal Drip More News on: Back PainAdolescence DepressionAnxiety DisorderCervical SpondylosisReiki-A Holistic Healing MethodBack Pain at Workplace: Prevention and ExercisesFlowers And What They Mean To UsTraction For Lumbar PainBack InjuriesCan Heavy School Bag Cause Back Pain in Children?