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2019 Nov-Dec

J Am Board Fam Med



Natural History of Back Pain in Older Adults over Five Years.


van der Gaag WH, Enthoven WTM, Luijsterburg PAJ, van Rijckevorsel-Scheele J, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, Bohnen AM, Van Tulder MW, Koes BW
J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Nov-Dec; 32(6):781-789.
PMID: 31704746.


Back pain is a prevalent health problem. Research often focuses on adults. Evidence on the long-term course of back pain in older patients is limited. A prospective cohort study (BACE) was conducted in a primary care setting in the Netherlands. We aim to investigate the 5-year course and medical consumption of older adults (>55 years) presenting with back pain in general practice.