Persistent low back pain: expectations, beliefs, and treatments
published in September - October 2021 - in Il Fisioterapista - issue n.5
Debora Benetti, Matteo Cappello, Massimino Chiocchetti, Fabio Vittadello

Persistent low back pain (PLBP), also called chronic low back pain (CLBP), is the most common musculoskeletal disorder worldwide. However, the solutions adopted so far have represented an enormous burden in terms of healthcare resources, with results that have not always been so satisfactory.
Today, guidelines recommend using an approach that considers the disorder in all its complexity, paying particular attention to the psychosocial aspects.
This article reports a survey conducted to investigate LBP beliefs, expectations, and treatments, in 364 physiotherapists and 64 patients. The data obtained show that it is possible to achieve more beneficial outcomes by adopting certain measures in the field of communication.