Challenges to decrease the burden of spinal pain

Sterling, Michele M. (2013) Challenges to decrease the burden of spinal pain. European Journal of Physiotherapy, 15 3: 101-102. doi:10.3109/21679169.2013.832869

Author Sterling, Michele M.
Title Challenges to decrease the burden of spinal pain
Journal name European Journal of Physiotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2167-9169
Publication date 2013-10-08
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.3109/21679169.2013.832869
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 101
End page 102
Total pages 2
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The global health burden of musculoskeletal conditions is increasing with spinal pain conditions such as low back and neck pain contributing significantly to this burden. Physiotherapists have led the way in the research and investigation of both the underlying and contributing mechanisms as well as treatments for spinal pain conditions. Despite this research effort, few effective interventions have been identified with many showing only modest effects at best on health outcomes whether they be pain, disability or functional outcomes. Treatment approaches developed in response to identified processes such as joint dysfunction, neural tissue contributions, muscle changes and motor control disturbances held great promise but show mostly equivocal results. Educational approaches that teach patients about neurophysiology and techniques aiming to ‘ train the brain ’ are the new black but their effectiveness or otherwise are yet to be fully evaluated...
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