What are the psychological barriers to recovery in chronic low back pain (cLBP)?

Updated: Aug 22, 2018
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Answer

Psychological barriers to recovery include those listed below.

  • Premorbid factors

    • Depression, dysthymia

    • Predisposition toward somatoform pain disorder

    • Psychoactive substance-abuse disorder

    • Personality disorder or traits thereof

    • Anxiety disorders including panic disorder

    • Childhood sexual abuse

    • Cognitive process

    • Psychosis, delusional pain


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