Criticisms of the biopsychosocial model in spine care: creating and then attacking a straw person.

@article{Gatchel2008CriticismsOT,
  title={Criticisms of the biopsychosocial model in spine care: creating and then attacking a straw person.},
  author={Robert Gatchel and Dennis C. Turk},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 25},
  pages={2831-6}
}
STUDY DESIGN Spine update on some major misconceptions of the biopsychosocial model. OBJECTIVE To refute some of the erroneous beliefs about the weaknesses of the application of the biopsychosocial model to spine care. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA Currently, the biopsychosocial model of illness is the most heuristic perspective in understanding the etiology, assessment, treatment, and prevention of pain-related disorders such as spinal pain and disability. Only the misuse of the… CONTINUE READING

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