To achieve desirable behavioral outcomes, physicians treating spinal pain patients should be aware of appropriate algorithms for conservative care. Lower cost secondary rehabilitation can be effective if deconditioning, severity of physical symptoms, surgical equivocation, or psychosocial barrlers to recovery are not present. Patients who have extended disability in excess of 6 months, recognized psychosocial barriers (depression, substance abuse, personality disorders, secondary gain), or severe deconditioning have a better prognosis with tertiary care.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1995|
- Secondary spine care
- Spine rehabilitation
- Tertiary spine care