At Liebscher & Bracht, years of providing pain therapy has taught us that understanding the root causes of pain are a crucial part of effective treatment. With 1.5 billion people around the globe suffering from pain, we conducted a survey of our patients to investigate which demographics may be frequently affected. The results reveal a very interesting picture of pain, whilst highlighting which types of injuries are most likely to affect an individual based on their lifestyle.
The study comprises of results from a patient survey of around 8,000 pain sufferers to detail the areas of the body in which they experienced affliction. We then categorized the results by age, gender and profession for comparative analysis. The outcome of the study offers an indication of how varying careers may contribute towards health problems, as well how lifestyle changes over the past several decades might have changed the way that individuals suffer from pain conditions.
„This study only confirms what we’ve known for a long time about how your everyday working life can have an impact on pain conditions by taking the same body positions and one-sided movements.” says Roland Liebscher-Bracht. “The good news is that by recognising patterns between profession and areas of the body most likely affected, individuals in risk groups, such as retail, can take preventative measures to help them lead a healthy life.“
The findings reveal that women experience more pain than men, with a higher frequency of females reporting conditions across all body regions in comparison to males. Retail workers and labourers suffer more pain than office workers, whilst lower back pain is the most common type of pain.
Full results, as well as tips for minimising the potential of body pains, can be found in the sortable tables below the graph.
The graphs below show the percentage of respondents who reported pain in each area of the body. The left-hand side of of both male and female corresponds to the body parts on the front of the human body, whilst the right-hand side corresponds to the back. The lower back was revealed as the most common source of pain, with the highest percentage of men and women complaining of pain from this area. A higher percentage of women than men were more likely to feel pain in nearly all body parts. See below for full, detailed results.