Centralization phenomenon as a prognostic factor for chronic low back pain and disability.

@article{Werneke2001CentralizationPA,
  title={Centralization phenomenon as a prognostic factor for chronic low back pain and disability.},
  author={Mark W Werneke and Dennis L. Hart},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={758-64; discussion 765}
}
STUDY DESIGN Two hundred twenty-three consecutive adults with acute low back pain with or without referred spinal symptoms were treated conservatively and followed prospectively for 1 year. OBJECTIVES To investigate the predictive value of centralization phenomenon (CP) with psychosocial variables previously identified as important risk factors for patients with acute onset of nonserious or nonspecific low back pain who subsequently develop chronic pain or disability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND… CONTINUE READING
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