Prognostic factors and underlying mechanisms in chronic low back pain

Marije Vos-van der Hulst

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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    Low back pain (LBP) is defined as pain localised between the 12th rib and the inferior gluteal folds. At any moment, about 15% of adults have LBP. In the majority of the cases, LBP is a self-limiting disease and 90% of the attacks of LBP recover within 6-8 weeks. A minority of subjects with nonspecific LBP eventually develop chronic low back pain (CLBP). Despite the update of LBP treatment guidelines, the societal costs attributed to LBP are still high. The majority of costs results from lost work productivity and less from direct treatment.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Vollenbroek-Hutten, Miriam M.R., Supervisor
    • Hermens, Hermie J., Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date6 Nov 2009
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-2881-8
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2009


    • EWI-17225
    • METIS-265260
    • IR-68278
    • Chronic low back pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • prognostic factors and underlying mechanisms
    • BSS-Central mechanisms underlying chronic pain


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