Anterior trunk pain may intensify back pain, study finds

02/19/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

Australian researchers reported in the journal Pain that 19.6% of 2,974 study participants with chronic low back pain also had anterior trunk pain. "Research into low back pain continues to demonstrate that low back pain seems to have various causative factors, and each factor appears to be responsible for only a small proportion of total low back pain presentations. I would like physicians to take away from this report that anterior trunk pain is another factor that can cause or exacerbate low back pain," said study author John Panagopoulos of Macquarie University.

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