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The Lancet. Low Back Pain Series

Low back pain: a major global challenge

Stephanie Clark, Richard Horton

What low back pain is and why we need to pay attention

Jan Hartvigsen, Mark J Hancock, Alice Kongsted, Quinette Louw, Manuela L Ferreira, Stéphane Genevay, Damian Hoy, Jaro Karppinen, Glenn Pransky, Joachim Sieper, Rob J Smeets, Martin Underwood on behalf of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group

Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions

Nadine E Foster, Johannes R Anema, Dan Cherkin, Roger Chou, Steven P Cohen, Douglas P Gross, Paulo H Ferreira, Julie M Fritz, Bart W Koes, Wilco Peul, Judith A Turner, Chris G Maher on behalf of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group

Low back pain: a call for action

Rachelle Buchbinder, Maurits van Tulder, Birgitta Öberg, Lucíola Menezes Costa, Anthony Woolf, Mark Schoene, Peter Croft on behalf of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group

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