Understanding cultural influences on back pain and back pain research.

  title={Understanding cultural influences on back pain and back pain research.},
  author={Nicholas Henschke and Eva Lorenz and Roman Pokora and Zoe A. Michaleff and Jonathan Quartey and Vinicius Cunha Oliveira},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology},
  volume={30 6},
Low back pain is highly prevalent and places a considerable burden on individuals, their families and communities. This back pain burden is unequally distributed around the world and within populations. Clinicians and researchers addressing back pain should be aware of the cultural, social and political context of back pain patients and how this context can influence pain perception, disability and health care use. Culture, which influences the beliefs and behaviour of individuals within a… CONTINUE READING
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