Presence of chronic back pain worsens functional disability in people who have lost a lower limb

Takeaway

  • Biological, psychological, and social factors are all important components in rehabilitative strategies for people with lower limb loss who also experience chronic low back pain.

Why this matters

    The high prevalence of chronic low back pain in people with lower limb loss highlights the scale of the problem and the importance of psychological (for example, anxiety) and social (for example, employment status) factors in longer-term rehabilitation.