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Table 1 Health state scenario

From: Health utilities for chronic low back pain

  Unspecified chronic low back pain
Disease Duration >3 months
Affected Regions Low back, one-or-two sided, can radiated to other body regions
Pain Sensations Pain, sensory disturbances, sometimes numbness and tingling sensations in the legs
Causes/Detoriation Overstraining, lack of exercise, relieving postures, psychosocial factors, being overweight, smoking
Treatment Symptom-oriented: Physical activity (e.g. physiotherapy), possibly analgesics
Impact on Life Occupational impacts, limitations everyday activities and interpersonal relationships