Publication Details

Tardif H, Allingham SF and White J (2021) Characteristics and outcomes of individuals reporting low back pain, ePPOC Information Series No. 2. electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong.


The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) named 2021 the ‘Global Year About Back Pain’. Therefore, this study examines back pain, specifically, low back pain (LBP). The aims are to determine the prevalence of LBP amongst individuals seeking specialist pain management in Australia and New Zealand, and to compare their clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes to those who do not experience primary LBP.