Relationship between low back pain and life-stressing events among Nigerian patients.

@article{Nwuga1985RelationshipBL,
  title={Relationship between low back pain and life-stressing events among Nigerian patients.},
  author={Vincent C. B. Nwuga},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1985},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={17-20}
}
A total of 142 patients suffering from back pain were tested with four instrument questionnaires to determine relationships between pain, life-stressing events, anxiety, depression and hostility. Life-stressing events were found to be correlated with pain factors with sensory attributes, with emphasis on pressure and heat. Anxiety was also correlated with life-stressing events. Pain intensity was not correlated to life-stressing events.