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2022 Dec 07

Pain Pract

Reduction in pain-related fear is not associated with improvement in spinal biomechanics but with decrease in movement-evoked pain in patients with chronic low back pain.


While a causal relationship between pain-related fear and spinal movement avoidance in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) has frequently been postulated, evidence supporting this relationship is limited. This study aimed to test if decreases in pain-related fear or catastrophizing were associated with improvements in spinal biomechanics, accounting for possible changes in movement-evoked pain.