Lower Back Biomechanics in Veterans with Non-Specific Low Back Pain
Low back pain (LBP) is strongly associated with opioid consumption among Veterans, and improved clinical management of LBP is likely to reduce reliance on opioid among Veterans. Up to 60% of patients with an acute episode of nonspecific LBP experience either symptom persistence or symptom relapse within one year. This is likely an indication of a failure in addressing the underlying mechanisms of pain or initiation of a new etiology; both may stem from a mismatch between patients and treatments. The overall goal of this research is to develop, validate and implement measures that are relevant to known mechanisms of LBP. Read the details.