Show Summary Details
Page of

Low back pain in older adults: from red flags to functional rehabilitation 

Low back pain in older adults: from red flags to functional rehabilitation
Chapter:
Low back pain in older adults: from red flags to functional rehabilitation
Author(s):

Kieran O’Sullivan

, Kjartan Vibe Fersum

, Wim Dankaerts

, and Peter O’Sullivan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198701590.003.0073
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 August 2019

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons for enduring long-term disability and difficulty with activities of daily living. The assessment of LBP in older adults should first carefully rule out the rare possibility that the pain represents a serious spinal or systemic pathology. Thereafter, a clinical reasoning framework can be used to identify the specific mix of biopsychosocial factors which are most relevant in the pain presentation of each individual patient. A cognitive functional approach for each patient should then address those specific factors for each person, with a view to enhancing pain control, maintaining participation in valued activities, and reducing dependence on the health service.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.