Table 2

Indices of symptom severity and disability in subjects with LBP

McGill pain questionnaire

(# of words circled) (N = 49)

8.8 ± 4.9

Duration of pain (years)

(N = 52)

10.0 ± 7.1

Current pain intensity (0-10 scale)

(N = 54)

3.2 ± 2.2

Exacerbation intensity (0-10 scale)

(N = 51)

6.1 ± 2.2

Exacerbation frequency (N = 52)

Yearly

12%

Monthly

29%

Weekly

30%

Daily

29%

Exacerbation duration (days)

(N = 51)

24.1 ± 86.1

Percent initial injury

(N = 52)

42%

Oswestry disability scale (N = 51)

Mild

67%

Moderate

21%

Severe

12%


Results expressed as Mean ± SD or percentage of subjects surveyed. N = number of subjects that completed each questionnaire.

Langevin et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:151   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-10-151

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