Returning to work following low-back pain: Do prognostic factors differ for acute, subacute and chronic pain?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Dr. Ivan Steenstra
Institute for Work & Health (IWH)

How long does it take for someone with low-back pain to recover enough to return to work? That's a question often asked by the worker, the employer, and the workers' compensation agency alike. In this plenary, Dr. Ivan Steenstra shares prognostic factors for subacute and chronic low-back pain and compares them with prognostic factors for acute pain. He also discusses how stakeholders use prognostic information, and how their understanding of prognostic factors compares to his own findings.

Returning to work following low-back pain, November 18, 2014