Rehabilitation of acute and subacute low back and neck pain in the work-injured patient.

@article{Hartigan1996RehabilitationOA,
  title={Rehabilitation of acute and subacute low back and neck pain in the work-injured patient.},
  author={Carol Hartigan and Lucy H Miller and S C Liewehr},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  year={1996},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={841-60}
}
In spite of the favorable natural history and the nonserious nature of the problem of much work-related low back and neck pain, conventional rehabilitation methods have failed to reduce work disability. Recently, rehabilitation goals have shifted from exclusively reducing or eradicating pain to improving patients' work and activity tolerance, avoiding illness behaviors, and preventing deconditioning and chronicity. Rehabilitation programs must incorporate strategies that have been proved to… CONTINUE READING