Beliefs and obstacles to recovery in low back pain

A. Kim Burton, Gordon Waddell, Chris J. Main

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This chapter comprehensively address beliefs about back pain and provide a detailed review of recent initiatives designed specifically to target beliefs. A variety of disease processes, or some local pathology may include back pain among presenting symptoms, but back pain in the vast majority of those presenting with it is not associated with any recognisable pathology or identifiable injury and, as the authors point out, is best described as ‘nonspecific low back pain’ or ‘simple back pain’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Power of Belief
Subtitle of host publicationPsychosocial influence on illness, disability and medicine
EditorsPeter W. Halligan, Mansel Aylward
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780191807985
ISBN (Print)9780198530107, 9780198530114
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006

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