Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain

S.J. Kamper, A.T. Apeldoorn, A. Chiarotto, R.J.E.M. Smeets, R.W.J.G. Ostelo, J. Guzman, M.W. van Tulder

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BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is responsible for considerable personal suffering worldwide. Those with persistent disabling symptoms also contribute to substantial costs to society via healthcare expenditure and reduced work productivity. While there are many treatment options, none are universally endorsed. The idea that chronic LBP is a condition best understood with reference to an interaction of physical, psychological and social influences, the 'biopsychosocial model', has received increasing acceptance. This has led to the development of multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation (MBR) programs that target factors from the different domains, administered by healthcare professionals from different backgrounds.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD000963
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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