Research Updates

Pain beliefs can hold you back

Hannah Bourne

What do people with different kinds of back pain believe about pain and how do these beliefs impact recovery?

Take Home Messages: Patients with non-specific back pain (i.e. back pain that is not caused by a diagnosed medical problem) are more likely to believe that pain is an indication of damage and that their pain is never going to get better than those with back pain caused by a specific medical problem. Why the research matters:  Chronic back pain is common. The development of chronic pain and disability following low bac...

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