International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

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Gavin Paul Williams

Department of Physiotherapy, Epworth Hospital,, Richmond, Australia

  • Research Article   
    Adaptations Associated with Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Narrative Review
    Author(s): Joshua Brodie Farragher*, Gavin Paul Williams, Adrian Pranata, Doa El-Ansary, Selina Parry and Adam Leigh Bryant

    Background: Non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) represents a growing global burden. Individuals with LBP inherently adapt in a variety of ways, across psychological, behavioural and physical domains. However, adaptive changes (e.g., altered lifting behaviour) may persist, becoming maladaptive, resulting in negative functional consequences (i.e., persistence of pain, increased disability). Clinical practice guidelines lack specificity to direct the type of interventions, dosage and treatment duration. A better understanding of how the maladaptive changes seen in people with NSCLBP relate to meaningful outcomes (i.e., disability, function, quality of life) and defined subgroups of people with NSCLBP may inform effective interventions. The aim of this review is to investigate the interrelationship of psychological, behavioural and neuromuscu.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-9096.21.9.602

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