From Acute to Chronic Back Pain
Risk Factors, Mechanisms, and Clinical ImplicationseBook - 2012
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
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 590 pages,  pages of plates) : illustrations