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Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
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Relationship between Low Back Pain and Sleep Quality

Catherine Siengsukon1, Nirmala Margaret Emmanuel RN2 and Neena K Sharma1*
1Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66223, USA
2College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Corresponding Author : Neena Sharma
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS 66223, USA
Tel: 913-588-4566
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 30, 2013; Accepted July 17, 2013; Published July 19, 2013
Citation: Siengsukon C, Nirmala Margaret Emmanuel RN, Sharma NK (2013) Relationship between Low Back Pain and Sleep Quality. J Nov Physiother 3:168. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000168
Copyright: © 2013 Siengsukon C, et a. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Low back pain (LBP) is a rising health care issue across the globe effecting about 80% of the population worldwide and imposing an economic burden of at least $86 billion annually. LBP is defined as discomfort in the lumbosacralregion of the back that may or may not radiate to the legs, hips, and buttocks. LBP is commonly categorized as acute (6-weeks or shorter), subacute (up to 3 months) or chronic (>3 months) stages based on the duration of symptoms. Chronic low back pain, although only accounting for 5% of individuals with LBP, represents 75% of the total treatment costs