Amplifizierte Rückenschmerzen und Komorbidität in der Bevölkerung

Translated title of the contribution: Amplified back pain and comorbidity in the population

A. Hüppe*, H. Raspe

*Corresponding author for this work
12 Citations (Scopus)


Background: Chronic back pain is rarely the sole health problem. Data concerning the association between comorbidities and different stages of chronic back pain in the German adult population are lacking. Methods: Postal questionnaire data were collected for 3,765 persons (aged 18-75 years) in 4 German cities. Comorbidities and different stages of back pain chronification were determined. Results: The prevalence and number of comorbidities varied with the extent of back pain chronification. Approximately one-third of individuals with a high degree of back pain chronicity (stages 2 and 3) received medical treatment for three or more comorbidities compared to 5% of those without amplified back pain (stage 0). Conclusion: Treatment concepts for chronic back pain have to consider comorbidities also present and focusing exclusively on the pain problem seems inappropriate.

Translated title of the contributionAmplified back pain and comorbidity in the population
Original languageGerman
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)275-283
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 06.2009


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