Superdoc (8) - Back pain and the 'fear avoidance model'


Our Superhero Superdoc is back on back pain and the importance of not being afraid of it.

Ch-ch-changes. Everything’s changing. Something that hasn’t changed? I’m still talking about fear and back pain, though this time with a focus on ‘the fear avoidance model’. The fear avoidance model was developed in the 1980s, to try to understand why some people had significantly worse outcomes from their long term or chronic pain. The model says that we are all somewhere on a spectrum. At one end is ...

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