How chronic lower back pain affects psychological well-being
Lower back pain is the largest cause of disability in the western world- up to 80% of us will experience it at some point in our lives.
Causes can vary, but there is no doubt that it has a debilitating and frustrating impact on your everyday life.
But for those people diagnosed with chronic low back pain, finding the appropriate treatment can be tricky.
And, it can be even more difficult to cope with the psychological impact on your well-being.
Jake Morcom reports.
Craig Moore- PhD Student, UTS
Toby Newton-John- Senior Lecturer & Clinical Psychologist, UTS Graduate School of Health
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