Low back pain: a call for action

Alice Kongsted (Member of author group), Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group

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Abstract

Low back pain is the leading worldwide cause of years lost to disability and its burden is growing alongside the increasing and ageing population.1 Because these population shifts are more rapid in low-income and middle-income countries, where adequate resources to address the problem might not exist, the effects will probably be more extreme in these regions. Most low back pain is unrelated to specific identifiable spinal abnormalities, and our Viewpoint, the third paper in this Lancet Series,2,3 is a call for action on this global problem of low back pain.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLancet Oncology
Volume391
Issue number10137
Pages (from-to)2384-2388
ISSN1470-2045
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9. Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • Cost of Illness
  • Delivery of Health Care/standards
  • Efficiency
  • Exercise/physiology
  • Global Health/legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Income/trends
  • Life Style
  • Low Back Pain/complications
  • Obesity/epidemiology
  • Pain Management/methods
  • Self-Management/methods
  • Sick Leave/economics
  • Treatment Outcome

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    Kongsted, A., & Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group (2018). Low back pain: a call for action. Lancet Oncology, 391(10137), 2384-2388. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30488-4