[PDF] Low back pain

Source:
International Association for the Study of Pain
Publisher:
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Publication date:
31 July 2010

Abstract

This issue of Pain: Clinical Updates examines whether low back pain (LBP) should be considered a straightforward consequence of injury/dysfunction in the spine, or the result of more complex processes involving nervous system processing of sensory information. The focus is on axial LBP rather than radiculopathy, and on chronic LBP rather than on transient episodes of LBP.