Managing acute back pain patients to avoid the transition to chronic pain.

@article{Chou2011ManagingAB,
  title={Managing acute back pain patients to avoid the transition to chronic pain.},
  author={Roger Chou and Bill McCarberg},
  journal={Pain management},
  year={2011},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          69-79
        }
}
Chronic back pain is a major source of disability, decreased quality of life and healthcare costs. Treating chronic back pain is difficult, with even effective therapies only being modestly effective. Helping patients avoid the transition from acute to chronic low back pain is a promising strategy for preventing suffering and reducing healthcare utilization. The biopsychosocial model provides a useful framework for understanding factors that contribute to chronicity in low back pain, and are… CONTINUE READING

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