DRIVERS OF INTERNATIONAL VARIATION IN PREVALENCE OF DISABLING LOW BACK PAIN: FINDINGS FROM THE CULTURAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL INFLUENCES ON DISABILITY STUDY

Review written by Dr Sandy Hilton info

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

The literature supports risk factors for low back pain (LBP) of heavy lifting, somatization, low mood/stressors in the workplace, and negative beliefs about recovery. Despite the emphasis on ergonomics in the workplace, this has not reduced the amount of LBP.

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