The Course of Low Back Pain From Adolescence to Adulthood

Eight-Year Follow-up of 9600 Twins

Lise Hestbaek, DC, PhD; Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, DC, MPH, PhD; Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, MD, PhD; Claus Manniche, Dr. Med Sci


Spine. 2006;31(4):468-472. 

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We have aimed for a better understanding of the importance of LBP in adolescence. The age of our cohort and the length of follow-up allow us to investigate the change from adolescence into adulthood. Our study showed strong correlations between LBP in adolescence and LBP in adulthood, especially for persistent LBP, which demonstrated a four times increase in risk.


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