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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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Collaborative care for a patient with complex low back pain and long-term tobacco use: a case report

August 31, 2015

Few examples of interprofessional collaboration by chiropractors and other healthcare professionals are available. This case report describes an older adult with complex low back pain and longstanding tobacco use who received collaborative healthcare while enrolled in a clinical trial. This 65 year-old female retired office worker presented with chronic back pain. Imaging findings included disc

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