Concepts of rehabilitation for the management of low back pain.

@article{Waddell2005ConceptsOR,
  title={Concepts of rehabilitation for the management of low back pain.},
  author={Gordon Waddell and A. K. Burton},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={655-70}
}
This chapter develops rehabilitation principles for the clinical and occupational management of non-specific low back pain (LBP). Rehabilitation has traditionally been a secondary intervention, which focused on permanent impairment, but this is inappropriate for LBP. Most patients with LBP do not have any irremediable impairment and long-term incapacity is not inevitable: given the right care, support and opportunity, most should be able to return to work. Rehabilitation should then address… CONTINUE READING