Effects of workplace, family and cultural influences on low back pain: what opportunities exist to address social factors in general consultations?

@article{Shaw2013EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of workplace, family and cultural influences on low back pain: what opportunities exist to address social factors in general consultations?},
  author={William T. Shaw and Paul Campbell and Candace C. Nelson and Chris J. Main and Steven James Linton},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={637-48}
}
Social factors are widely acknowledged in behavioural models of pain and pain management, but incorporating these factors into general medical consultations for low back pain (LBP) can be challenging. While there is no compelling evidence that social factors contribute to LBP onset, these factors have been shown to influence functional limitation and disability, especially the effects of organisational support in the workplace, spousal support, family conflict and social disadvantage. A number… CONTINUE READING
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