rheumatology
Public Health

Reductionism wins over holistic approach to low back pain

Most people who have experienced low back pain adhere to the ‘fear avoidance model’, which they say is driven by the advice they receive mainly from health professionals and the internet. According to a discourse analysis of patients’ perceptions about low back pain, many view their pain as ‘permanent’ and ‘immutable’ resulting from a biomechanical ...

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