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The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study

Hoy, Damian; March, Lyn; Brooks, Peter; Blyth, Fiona; Woolf, Anthony; Bain, Christopher; Williams, Gail; Smith, Emma; Vos, Theo; Barendregt, Jan; Murray, Chris; Burstein, Roy; Buchbinder, Rachelle


OBJECTIVE To estimate the global burden of low back pain (LBP). METHODS LBP was defined as pain in the area on the posterior aspect of the body from the lower margin of the twelfth ribs to the lower glutaeal folds with or without pain referred into one or both lower limbs that lasts for at least one day. Systematic reviews were performed of the prevalence, incidence, remission, duration, and mortality risk of LBP. Four levels of severity were identified for LBP with and without leg pain, each...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-204428


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