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2020 Aug 13

Ann Phys Rehabil Med

Clinical and radiographic features of spinal osteoarthritis predict long-term persistence and severity of back pain in older adults.


van den Berg R, Chiarotto A, Enthoven WT, de Schepper E, Oei EHG, Koes BW, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA
Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Aug 13.
PMID: 32798770.


Patients with back pain can show one or more features of spinal osteoarthritis (OA), such as morning stiffness, limited or painful range of motion (ROM), and lumbar disc degeneration (LDD). However, whether these features are prognostic of long-term back pain has not been investigated.