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This week, we explore an area of low back pain management and research that is very important, but also quite intimidating - biopsychosocial interventions - specifically, behavioral therapy. 


Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common causes for seeking medical treatment, and may be categorized by its temporal evolution, which is generally defined as follows: acute (lasting less than four weeks), subacute (lasting between four and 12 weeks) and chronic (lasting greater than 12 weeks).  This temporal classification is important, as chronic pain may relate to prolonged, impaired quality of life due to psychological symptoms, in addition to physical symptoms, and may require intervention to address these symptoms. The objective of this review was to summarize the options and evaluate the evidence regarding the effectiveness of behavioural approaches in the management of patients with LBP - remember, the concepts can be applied to all pain patients...LOG IN OR SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS RESEARCH REVIEW!
 
Behavioral therapy