Bio-Psychosocial Factors for Back Pain.

In this study, researchers followed 219 female workers who suffered from recurrent non-specific low back pain and found those with increased work-induced lumbar exertion and work-related fear-avoidance beliefs were more likely to report higher levels of pain, impaired physical function, and a reduced ability to work. The findings suggest that interventions aimed at reducing fear-avoidance and increasing fitness capacity may be beneficial for back pain reduction and work performance.
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, August 2017