From Acute to Chronic Back Pain

From Acute to Chronic Back Pain

Risk Factors, Mechanisms, and Clinical Implications

eBook - 2012
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Chronic back pain has been and continues to be a major cause of distress (both to people with persistent pain and their significant others), disability, work loss, and a huge cost to society. Moreover, with the aging population, it is becoming even more prevalent and as a consequence is having an escalating impact upon the healthcare systems and society as a whole worldwide. A significant issue concerns understanding why, although the majority of people with acute back symptomsrecover in a reasonable time, a significant minority evolve into patients with chronic pain and prolonged pain-related.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780191625718
019162571X
9781283581066
128358106X
9780199558902
0199558906
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 590 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations

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