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Regional Pain Syndromes

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The factor most frequently associated with an increased risk of lumbar disk herniation is



A Pregnancy
B Obesity

C Height over 6'2"
D Repetitive lifting and twisting

Ans. D

Repetitive lifting and twisting

a. Occupations requiring repetitive lifting in stooped or twisted positions have been shown in epidemiologic studies to correlate with a higher incidence of disk disease.

b. Other associ­ated risk factors include exposure to vibrations from vehicles or industrial machinery and cigarette smoking.

c. The role of increased body height, obesity, and inequality of leg length in the development of disk disease is controversial.

d. Pregnancy is associated with low back pain, but does not appear to cause an increased inci­dence of disk herniation.

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