This study really just proves some basic concepts that everyone should know. Number one, staying active as we age is imperative to increase the likelihood of a long life. Number two, back pain is a major player in reducing activity levels as we age. And finally, actively managing back pain WHEN IT STARTS is the best way to minimize the chance that it becomes chronic and debilitating.
Often times my female patients in their 30s and 40s are "too busy" with work, family, sports and everything else to address that nagging back pain. Take the time to get the cause of your back pain diagnosed and addressed. Often times what would be a simple solution in your 30s and 40s becomes chronic and much harder to manage in your 50s and 60s.