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Mining the resources that prevent chronic LBP

Gabrielle Lis

Good mental health, social support at work and home, and job satisfaction protect against persistent low back pain.

Occupational, personal and psychosocial resources help determine whether an episode of low back pain (LBP) lasts for a week or two, or whether it becomes a persistent and costly problem. Helping individuals mine the resources that prevent persistent LBP – for example, via workplace interventions – could help reduce absenteeism and rein in the socioeconomic costs of this common problem. An international team of researchers from Austra...

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