- Positive changes in behaviour and lifestyle choices can improve functional outcomes despite the presence of low back pain (LBP).
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
Low back pain (LBP) remains the largest global cause of years lived with disability. Of those who experience LBP up to two-thirds of people report persistent pain a year later (1). There is a need to identify how to relieve the years of suffering associated with LBP. Resilience is a dynamic process of adaptation/adjustment that includes either recovery or a sustainability of function in the absence of recovery.
The authors aimed to evaluate resilience through assessment of the relationship of lifestyle behaviours and emotional health on recovery and sustainability of function despite having LBP.
This study demonstrates that targeting lifestyle behaviours and emotional health factors improve the sustainability of people with LBP to function better despite the pain.
- This study was a retrospective longitudinal study from the Washington State Twin Registry (n=1,065 twins).