Gender Features of Vertebral Pain in Persons of Different Age

T.V. Orlyk, V.V. Povorozniuk


In order to study the incidence of vertebral pain, depending on the age and sex, and the frequency of vertebral fractures, a retrospective analysis of medical records of 4809 people aged 25–89 years, including 4213 women and 596 men. The records were taken in Ukrainian Scientific and Medical Center for Osteoporosis Problems.
It was found that in women the severity of vertebral pain syndrome significantly increases with age: in the thoracic spine in the age groups 60–74 and 75–89 years old, and in the lumbar one in all age groups. In men, the pain intensity in the thoracic spine is not significantly age-correlated, and in the lumbar one it was significantly higher in the groups 45–59 and 60–74 years old. The females without vertebral fractures have significantly higher intensity of pain in the thoracic area in the group of 60–74 years old, and in the lumbar one in the age groups 60–74 and 75–89 years old. In males, the pain intensity in the thoracic area was significantly lower in groups of 60–74 and 75–89 years old, and in the lumbar one it did not significantly change with age. The presence of vertebral fractures in women increases the risk of vertebral pain in the thoracic region in 1.25 times and in the one in 1.15 times, and men did not have such correlation.


pain; age; gender; intensity; thoracic; lumbar spine; risk of back pain; vertebral fractures


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