The relationship between activity and chronic back pain

@article{Linton1985TheRB,
  title={The relationship between activity and chronic back pain},
  author={Steven James Linton},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1985},
  volume={21},
  pages={289-294}
}
Thirty chronic back pain patients participated in a study of the relationship between activity level and pain intensity. Activity is presumed to cause increases in pain. If this is true, then chronic sufferers should regulate their activities so that when they have pain, they should avoid participating in activities. This assumption was examined by comparing pain intensity with several measures of activity. The activity measures ranged from global reports to observed behaviour. The results… CONTINUE READING

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