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Human Studies

2019 Aug

Spine J



Exploring the Prevalence and Construct Validity of High-Impact Chronic Pain Across Chronic Low-Back Pain Study Samples.


Herman PM, Broten N, Lavelle TA, Sorbero ME, Coulter ID
Spine J. 2019 Aug; 19(8):1369-1377.
PMID: 30885677.


The US National Pain Strategy focused attention on high-impact chronic pain and its restrictions. Although many interventions have been studied for chronic low-back pain, results are typically reported for heterogeneous samples. To better understand chronic pain and target interventions to those who most need care, more granular classifications recognizing chronic pain's impact are needed.