“Transition from localized low back pain to chronic widespread pain in general practice: Identification of risk factors, preventive factors, and key elements for treatment”

Project leader: Prof. Dr. Annette Becker

Summary:
The aim of the study is to identify predictors of pain generalization in consulters for low back pain in general practice and to identify individual resources for the prevention of the transition from chronic localized LBP to chronic widespread pain (CWP). These results provide the psychological background information on CWP patients which can be used for an intervention addressing resources and risk factors of this patient group.