Low somatosensory cortex excitability in the acute stage of low back pain causes chronic pain

Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of years lost to disability worldwide 104 with an economic burden comparable to cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental health, and autoimmune diseases 61. Up to 40% of people who experience an episode of acute LBP (defined as pain lasting less than six weeks)24,85 develop chronic pain (pain lasting longer than three months) 22,36, and interventions designed to prevent the development of chronic LBP during have not been effective 8,32,41,77,91.  A critical issue is the lack of robust mechanistic explanations for chronic LBP; in 85 – 95% of LBP cases 26,43,108, a pathoanatomical cause cannot be determined and the condition is labelled ‘non-specific’ 35,37.
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