The impact of stressful life events on exacerbation of chronic low-back pain.

@article{Lampe1998TheIO,
  title={The impact of stressful life events on exacerbation of chronic low-back pain.},
  author={Astrid Lampe and Wolfgang S{\"o}llner and Martin Krismer and Gerhard Rumpold and Wilhelm Kantner-Rumplmair and Michael Ogon and G{\"u}nther Rathner},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1998},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={555-63}
}
The impact of stressful life events on the development and onset of chronicity of low-back pain is not yet fully understood. Sixty-four consecutive patients with chronic low-back pain treated at the orthopedic out-patient unit of the Innsbruck University Hospital were investigated with regard to stressful life events. Patients were classified into two groups: one group consisting of patients whose pain had an organic etiology (n= 16), and another group consisting of those with pain of uncertain… CONTINUE READING