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Early intervention: Risky business?

Gabrielle Lis

Early intervention programs for lower back pain aim to keep workers in the workplace. How can you ensure that yours is a success?

Take Home Messages: Early intervention can make a significant difference in return to work outcomes for sufferers of back pain. However there are two key risk factors in the development of chronic or long term back pain which most interventions do not address: Emotional distress; and Job dissatisfaction. Happy workers are less likely to develop long term back pain problems. This means that: Psychological interventio...

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