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Healing low back pain by increasing sleep times and avoiding video games

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026357

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Video games have the effect of increasing the flight or fight response and thus make a person tense

A description of the experience

Eur Spine J. 2017 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5177-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Late bedtimes, short sleeping time, and longtime video-game playing are associated with low back pain in school-aged athletes.

Yabe Y1, Hagiwara Y2,3, Sekiguchi T1, Momma H4, Tsuchiya M5, Kuroki K6,7, Kanazawa K1, Koide M1, Itaya N1, Itoi E1, Nagatomi R6,4.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8574, Japan.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8574, Japan. hagi@med.tohoku.ac.jp.

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Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8575, Japan. hagi@med.tohoku.ac.jp.

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Division of Biomedical Engineering for Health and Welfare, Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8575, Japan.

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Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Tohoku Fukushi University, 1-8-1 Kunimi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 981-8522, Japan.

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Department of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8575, Japan.

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Department of Rehabilitation, Tohoku Fukushi University, 1-8-1 Kunimi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 981-8522, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Low back pain is a significant problem for school-aged athletes. Although some risk factors relating to sports activities have been reported, the effect of lifestyles on low back pain in school-aged athletes is not clear. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the association between lifestyles, such as wake-up time, bedtime, sleeping time, and TV-viewing or video-game-playing time per day and low back pain of school-aged athletes.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional study was conducted with school-aged athletes (aged 6-15 years, n = 6441) using a self-reported questionnaire and multivariate logistic regression models were used for analyses. Variables considered in the models were gender, age, body mass index, team levels, number of days in practice per week, number of hours in practice per day, and lifestyles.

RESULTS:

The frequency of low back pain was 5.0% (n = 322). Late bedtime, short sleeping time, and long video-game-playing time per day were significantly associated with low back pain. There was no significant association between low back pain and wake-up time or TV-viewing time per day.

CONCLUSION:

Unhealthy life-style choices, such as late bedtimes, short sleeping time, and longtime video-game playing, were associated with low back pain in school-aged athletes.

KEYWORDS:

Bedtime; Lifestyle; Low back pain; School-aged athlete; Sleeping time; Video-game playing

PMID:

28608176

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