Background: Commercial motorcycling is fast becoming a recognized occupational group especially among the young people in Nigeria. Work-related Low back pain (LBP) may not be uncommon among them.
Aim: This study assessed the prevalence and management practices of Low back pain among commercial motorcyclists in Ilesa Southwest, Nigeria.
Methodology: The study was a descriptive cross-sectional study. A systematic random sampling technique was used to select the required study subjects. Quantitative data collection method was employed. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 20.0.
Result: All the 393 respondents were male, 64.1% had secondary education. The mean age of respondent was 31.3 (SD±4.5) years and the mean monthly income was 22,400 (SD±10,700) Nigerian naira. Fifty-four percent were full-time commercial motorcyclist. About 41% reported ever having LBP while 23% had LBP in the last 7 days prior to the study. Only 5.9% had ever been hospitalized because of LBP. Statistically, significant association exist between LBP and age of respondent (p<0.001), the length of years as a commercial motorcyclist (p<0.016), sitting position on the motorcycle and working full time as a commercial motorcyclist (p<0.001).
Conclusion: This study concluded that LBP is prevalent among commercial motorcyclists. There is a need for enlightenment programs on how to avoid or possibly reduce the risk of LBP.
Keywords: Low Back Pain, Commercial Motorcyclists, Prevalence: Management practices.