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Psychological factors in chronic benign low back pain

Mike Osborn, Kate Ridout and Anna Mandeville

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/9780199609772.003.0009

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Psychological factors in chronic benign low back pain

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• Chronic pain is not a psychological disorder • Psychological factors play a significant role in the dynamic relationship between chronic pain sensation, distress and disability • Living with chronic pain includes a range of unpleasant spiritual, cultural, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioural phenomena that all have to be managed • A multi-disciplinary chronic pain management programme is the treatment of choice for some-one with chronic pain syndrome.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Psychiatry ; Pain Medicine

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