Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder which affects the lumbar segment of the spine. It can be either acute, subacute or chronic in its clinical presentation. Typically, the symptoms of low back pain do show significant improvement within two to three months from its onset. In a significant number of individuals, low back pain tends to be recurrent in nature with a waxing and waning quality to it. In a small proportion of sufferers this condition can become chronic. Population studies show that back pain affects most adults at some stage in their life and accounts for more sick leave and disability than any other single medical condition. This book presents new leading-edge research on this topic. The Chapt VI “Tools for the Evaluation of Low Back Pain Impairment: A Critical Review” put on light different LBP questionnaires and the different aspects of LBP they can report. In particular here is examined the role of Visual Analogic Scale (VAS) compared with the Owestry Questionnaire and the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire. Many works and researchers in scientific literature considered these test and their different data are here analysed to better point our attention in the tools to be considered to evaluate LBP.

Tools for the evaluation of low back pain impairment: a critical review.

ROCCHI, MARCO BRUNO LUIGI;SISTI, DAVIDE;CALAVALLE, ANNA RITA;STOCCHI, VILBERTO
2008

Abstract

Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder which affects the lumbar segment of the spine. It can be either acute, subacute or chronic in its clinical presentation. Typically, the symptoms of low back pain do show significant improvement within two to three months from its onset. In a significant number of individuals, low back pain tends to be recurrent in nature with a waxing and waning quality to it. In a small proportion of sufferers this condition can become chronic. Population studies show that back pain affects most adults at some stage in their life and accounts for more sick leave and disability than any other single medical condition. This book presents new leading-edge research on this topic. The Chapt VI “Tools for the Evaluation of Low Back Pain Impairment: A Critical Review” put on light different LBP questionnaires and the different aspects of LBP they can report. In particular here is examined the role of Visual Analogic Scale (VAS) compared with the Owestry Questionnaire and the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire. Many works and researchers in scientific literature considered these test and their different data are here analysed to better point our attention in the tools to be considered to evaluate LBP.
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