[Chronic back ache--a psychosociobiological illness]

Ther Umsch. 1995 Feb;52(2):105-13.
[Article in German]


Chronic back pain is one of the eight most important symptoms of mankind in several lifetime prevalence studies. In the chronification process, an utmost important role is devoted to psychosocial influences, whereas structural abnormalities normally do not have a primal function in this process. The author also includes the discussion of the possibilities for the generalist to influence early the chronification process with the aim to keep the patient in his/her working environment.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Back Pain / psychology*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • MMPI
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / psychology*
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Environment
  • Work Capacity Evaluation