Low back disability. A syndrome of Western civilization

Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1991 Oct;2(4):719-38.


The epidemic of low back disability is a growing concern, and a whole new approach to low back disorders is suggested. This article looks at the theoretic and conceptual framework on which any real breakthrough in treatment depends.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Back Pain / etiology*
  • Back Pain / psychology
  • Back Pain / rehabilitation
  • Disability Evaluation*
  • Humans
  • Rehabilitation, Vocational / psychology
  • Sciatica / etiology
  • Sciatica / psychology
  • Sciatica / rehabilitation
  • Sick Role