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Risk Factors for Disabling Low Back Pain in Older Adults


This study will look at the long-term impact of low back pain on physical function as well as on cognitive, emotional, and social function among older adults.  Low back pain (LBP) is the most frequently reported musculoskeletal problem among older adults.  In this age group, LBP has been associated with a host of negative consequences, including increases in mobility limitations, disability and healthcare utilization. This research study will help determine the best evaluation approach for older adults with chronic low back pain and provide knowledge of risk factors that may be associated with prolonged low back pain. To learn more or to determine if you are a candidate, click here.

  • Principal Investigator
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Research Physical Therapist
  • Co-Investigator
  • Co-Investigator
  • PhD Student
  • PhD Student