EFFECT OF BODY MASS INDEX ON PREVALENCE OF SCIATICA

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD FAISAL, DISTRICT HEADQUARTER HOSPITAL LODHRAN,
  2. DR. MUHAMMAD ABID, RHC TABBISAR DISTRICT MIANWALI,
  3. DR. WALEED MALIK, PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES ISLAMABAD,
Corresponding Author: Dr. Waleed Malik, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad, waleedmalik021@gmail.com
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3940609
Cite this article as: Faisal M, Abid M, Malik W. Effect of body mass index on prevalence of sciatica. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(6). 135-42

ABSTRACT: Sciatica is a health condition characterized by pain going down the leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg. Onset is often sudden following activities like heavy lifting, though gradual onset may also occur. A total of 91 patients were included in this study. There were 52 males and 39 males in this study. The mean age of the patients was 35.12±2.56 years, with minimum age of 21 years and maximum age of 52 years. The mean BMI of all the patients was 23.12±1.34. The analysis of the data revealed significant relation of BMI with the prevalence of sciatica (p = 0.01).

Keywords: Sciatica, Body mass index