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Epidemiology of back pain

John Lee

in Back Pain

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Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199609772
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0001

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Epidemiology of back pain

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• Back pain is an extremely common condition—a large proportion of the population will experience low-level back pain at some time • The prevalence of back pain makes it an expensive condition • Back pain is partly to be expected given modern lifestyles.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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