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2019 Oct

Eur J Pain



Psychological pain responses in athletes and non-athletes with low back pain: avoidance and endurance matter.


Gajsar H, Titze C, Levenig C, Kellmann M, Heidari J, Kleinert J, Rusu AC, Hasenbring MI
Eur J Pain. 2019 Oct; 23(9):1649-1662.
PMID: 31220382.


Dysfunctional psychological pain responses, namely fear-avoidance (FAR), including catastrophizing and helplessness, as well as endurance-related responses (ER), including thought suppression and overactivity have been shown to be risk factors for persistent low back pain (LBP). Literature suggests that athletes may differ from non-athletes regarding psychological responses to pain.