What are the prognostic factors 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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See the list below:

  • Nonorganic signs and symptoms

  • Dissociation between verbal and nonverbal pain behaviors

  • Compensable cause of injury

  • Out of work, disabled, or seeking disability

  • Psychological features, including depression and anxiety

  • Narcotic or psychoactive drug requests

  • Repeated failed surgical or medical treatment for LBP or other chronic illnesses

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