Low Back Pain in a Natural Disaster

Chiara Angeletti, Cristiana Guetti, Maria L. Ursini, Robert Taylor Jr, Roberta Papola, Emiliano Petrucci, Alessandra Ciccozzi, Antonella Paladini, Franco Marinangeli, Joseph Pergolizzi, Giustino Varrassi
  • Pain Practice, June 2013, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/papr.12087

LBP and natural disaster

What is it about?

Natural disasters have many consequences, not only on logistic, but also on individual health. This study has focused one of them: the low-back pain. In particular, the authors report on their observations after a disastrous earthquake.

Why is it important?

It shows a "real life" health care problem.


Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

This paper may help many clinicians caring for people that have been damaged by a natural disaster, especially the ones coping with low-back pain

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