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2023 Oct 24

Eur J Pain


Personalized assessment and management of non-specific low back pain.


Wirth B, Schweinhardt P


Low back pain (LBP), and in particular non-specific low back pain (NSLBP), which accounts for approximately 90% of LBP, is the leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide. In clinical trials, LBP is often poorly categorized into ‘specific’ versus ‘non-specific’ and ‘acute’ versus ‘chronic’ pain. However, a better understanding of the underlying pain mechanisms might improve study results and reduce the number of NSLBP patients.