Prevalence of chronic low back pain: systematic review

  title={Prevalence of chronic low back pain: systematic review},
  author={Rodrigo Dalke Meucci and Anaclaudia Gastal Fassa and Neice Muller Xavier Faria},
  booktitle={Revista de saude publica},
OBJECTIVE To estimate worldwide prevalence of chronic low back pain according to age and sex. METHODS We consulted Medline (PubMed), LILACS and EMBASE electronic databases. The search strategy used the following descriptors and combinations: back pain, prevalence, musculoskeletal diseases, chronic musculoskeletal pain, rheumatic, low back pain, musculoskeletal disorders and chronic low back pain. We selected cross-sectional population-based or cohort studies that assessed chronic low back… CONTINUE READING
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