Chronic low back pain – disease burden to individuals and healthcare system in Hong Kong

Kenneth Leung Ka Lum, SHS Wong, Stanley John Winser, YY Fok, RMW Chau, Lai Ying Gladys Cheing

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Chronic pain is one of the most common pain syndromes and it is prevalent among all ages worldwide (Tsang et al., 2008; Jackson et al., 2015)
Paid high costs towards healthcare management (medication, hospital visits, alternative medicine etc.) (Andrew, Derry, Taylor, Straube, & Philips, 2014) and loss of productivity (sick leave, problems in return to work or full duty) (Dueñas, Ojeda, Salazar, Mico, & Failde, 2016)
Poses great implications to the population and healthcare system and burdens the local economy (Philips, 2009)
World Health Organization reported 5-15% of low back pain patients ended up having chronic low back pain (CLBP)
No local study in Hong Kong was found in studying Disease Burden of CLBP
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisease Burden of Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) on the Individual and the Healthcare System of Hong Kong
PublisherWorld Physiotherapy AWP Regional Congress 2022
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2022
EventWorld Physiotherapy Asia Western Pacific Regional Congress - , Hong Kong
Duration: 18 Jun 202220 Jun 2022


CongressWorld Physiotherapy Asia Western Pacific Regional Congress
Country/TerritoryHong Kong

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