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“I stay in bed, sometimes all day.” A qualitative study exploring lived experiences of persons with disabling low back pain

May 14, 2020

Aim: To explore the lived experiences of persons with low back pain (LBP) and disability within the context of the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. Methods: Qualitative study using focus group methodology. We stratified LBP patients into two low (n=9) and one high disability (n=3) groups. Transcriptbased thematic analysis was conducted

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Associations between low back pain and depression and somatization in a Canadian emerging adult population

August 22, 2017

Introduction: The association between depression, somatization and low back pain has been minimally investigated in a Canadian emerging adult population. Methods: 1013 first year Canadian university students completed the Modified Zung Depression Index, the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire, and a survey about low back pain frequency and intensity. Multinomial logistic regression was used to measure

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Commentary: Contemporary biopsychosocial exercise prescription for chronic low back pain: questioning core stability programs and considering context

March 15, 2017

This commentary explores the importance of considering the biopsychosocial model and contextual factors when prescribing exercise. Diverse exercise programs for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) produce similar outcomes, without one specific exercise protocol demonstrating clear superiority. One clear barrier to positive outcomes is poor exercise adherence. We suggest that there are certain common

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What is the pain source? A case report of a patient with low back pain and bilateral hip osteonecrosis

August 31, 2015

Background: Low back pain is a common symptom arising from many possible sources and includes the possibility of the contribution of remote pathology. This report describes a patient with bilateral osteonecrosis of the femoral heads presenting with a primary symptom of low back pain. Case presentation: A 37-year-old male presented for evaluation of dominant pain

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