16
Mar

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Searching for the perfect chair for people with low back pain

Even though sitting for long periods might have negative effects on our overall health, it does not appear to be a major cause of getting low back pain (LBP). Nevertheless, […]

04
Mar

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Patient perceptions of physical activity and rest

Physical activity plays a key role in recovery from back pain. It is important to understand how people who have back pain make decisions about physical activity so that clinicians […]

28
Feb

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Physical, psychological or combined interventions: what’s best for treating pain?

Non-specific chronic spinal pain (NSCSP), particularly low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP), are common and costly musculoskeletal disorders. NSCSP can be associated with physical factors (e.g. stiff postures […]

22
Feb

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Interaction is Intervention, but how do we foster it?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, including sports physiotherapy, involves both “specific” and “non-specific” effects.  Specific effects are related to the specific intervention provided (e.g. improvements in strength after an exercise programme). “Non-specific” effects […]

15
Jan

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Chronic Stress and Pain: A Rationale for Stress Management Approaches

Although it is widely accepted that chronic stress contributes to the continuation of chronic pain, it is not commonly understood the mechanisms by which stress affects pain. Stress is also a […]