Prognostic factors of prolonged disability in patients with chronic low back pain and lumbar degeneration in primary care: a cohort study.

@article{Wilkens2013PrognosticFO,
  title={Prognostic factors of prolonged disability in patients with chronic low back pain and lumbar degeneration in primary care: a cohort study.},
  author={Philip Wilkens and Inger B. Scheel and Oliver Grundnes and Christian Hellum and Kjersti Storheim},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={65-74}
}
STUDY DESIGN A cohort study with 1-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE To identify prognostic factors in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The factors (e.g., sociodemographical, low back-related, radiological, and biological) associated with persistent pain and disability for patients with chronic nonspecific LBP are uncertain. Furthermore, sparse information exists about the relationship between biological factors like impaired fasting glucose… CONTINUE READING
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