Fear avoidance beliefs in back pain-free subjects are reflected by amygdala-cingulate responses

In most individuals suffering from chronic low back pain, psychosocial factors, specifically fear avoidance beliefs (FABs), play central roles in the absence of identifiable organic pathology. On a neurobiological level, encouraging research has shown brain system correlates of somatic and psychological factors during the transition from (sub) acute to… CONTINUE READING