Buchbinder, R, van Tulder, M, Öberg, B, Costa, LM, Woolf, A, Schoene, M, Croft, P and Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group, . (2018) Low back pain: a call for action. Lancet, The, 391 (10137). pp. 2384-2388. ISSN 1474-547X

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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.1Because 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,2,3is a call for action on this global problem of low back pain.

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Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Lancet at https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30488-4 Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: back pain
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 13:54
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2018 08:51
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4714

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