The effect of fear of movement beliefs on pain and disability after surgery for lumbar and cervical degenerative conditions.

@article{Archer2011TheEO,
  title={The effect of fear of movement beliefs on pain and disability after surgery for lumbar and cervical degenerative conditions.},
  author={Kristin R. Archer and Stephen T. Wegener and Caryn L. Seebach and Yanna Song and R L Skolasky and Colleen Thornton and Akhil Jay Khanna and Lee H. Riley},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 19},
  pages={
          1554-62
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To examine differences between preoperative and postoperative fear of movement and investigate the relationship between fear of movement and pain, disability and physical health after spinal surgery for degenerative conditions. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Consistent evidence supports the relationship between fear of movement and higher levels of pain and disability in various chronic pain populations. Fear of movement among patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING

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