Behavioral factors in the management of back pain.

Title

Behavioral factors in the management of back pain.

Creator

Gillette R D

Publisher

American Family Physician

Date

1996
1996

Description

Most persons with acute back problems recover promptly. Comprehensive evaluation of those who have not significantly improved within two weeks will often reveal significant behavioral factors that may be impeding recovery. These factors may include interpersonal, economic or occupational stress; psychologic disorders, including anxiety, depression or somatization, and counterproductive beliefs about back disorders. Effective management strategies include building a constructive doctor-patient relationship, addressing life stress issues, keeping patients physically active and prescribing psychotropic and/or analgesic medication when appropriate.

Subject

Back Pain – Psychosocial Factors; Back Pain – Therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1313–1318

Issue

4

Volume

53

Citation

Gillette R D, “Behavioral factors in the management of back pain.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6167.

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