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Human Studies

2021 Jul 27

Eur Spine J

Expected impact of lockdown measures due to COVID-19 on disabling conditions: a modelling study of chronic low back pain.


The COVID-19 pandemic and the containment measures such as social distancing, mobility restrictions and quarantine have significantly impacted the delivery of healthcare services, with possible negative effects on low back pain patients. In this study, we used an innovative agent-based model to quantify the effects of COVID-19 on the prevalence and severity of low back pain in the general population.