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Human Studies

2022 Jan 05

Phys Ther

Low Risk for Persistent Back Pain Disability Is Characterized by Lower Pain Sensitivity and Higher Physical Performance.


Butera KA, Fox EJ, Bishop MD, Coombes SA, Beneciuk JM, George SZ
Phys Ther. 2022 Jan 05.
PMID: 35079824.


The STarT Back Tool (SBT) predicts risk for persistent low back pain (LBP)-related disability based on psychological distress levels. Other non-psychological factors associated with LBP, such as pain sensitivity and physical performance, may further characterize SBT risk subgroups. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a low risk SBT subgroup demonstrated lower pain sensitivity and/or higher physical performance compared to a medium/high risk SBT subgroup.