Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Review Article Volume 5 Issue 8

Low Back Pain in the Elderly, Emotional Factors and Psychological Intervention: Systematic Review

Manuela Andrade Feijo 1, Derrick Patrick Artioli 2* and Gladson Ricardo Flor Bertolini3

1Especialista em Saúde do Idoso: Abordagem Interdisciplinar - UNIFESP, Brazil
2Department of Physiotherapy, Centro UniversitárioLusíada - UNILUS, Brazil
3Doutor em Ciências da Saúde Aplicadas ao Aparelho Locomotor pela Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto - USP, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Derrick Patrick Artioli, Department of Physiotherapy, Centro UniversitárioLusíada - UNILUS, Brazil.

Received: June 21, 2022; Published: July 15, 2022

Background and Objectives: Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms in elderly populations, both in Brazil and worldwide. The objective of this study was to analyze psychoemotional factors in low back pain in the elderly, whether psychologists are being incorporated into the rehabilitation process, and the methodological quality.

Methodology: We searched for clinical trials with control group in the Pubmed, Scielo and LILACS databases, associating low back pain to the following terms: depression; anxiety; psychology; emotional aspects.

Results: A total of 203 studies were found, and seven were selected.

Questionnaires and scales showed to be the most used means for designating and controlling psychological aspects, such as depression, anxiety, pain catastrophizing, kinesiophobia and fears, and beliefs about low back pain, which were the most commonly found symptoms. Of the seven studies, only two contained psychologists as part of the team; a third study was carried out directly by these professionals.

Conclusion: Thus, even if these psychic factors are recognized as aggravating the low back pain in the elderly, addressing psychological care is not happening. More studies with higher methodological quality are necessary for a more reliable conclusion.

Keywords:Guideline; Neck complaints; Shoulder complaints; Upper extremity complaints; Complaints of arm, neck and shoulder (CANS); Non-specific; Diagnosis and treatment


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Citation: Derrick Patrick Artioli., et al. “Low Back Pain in the Elderly, Emotional Factors and Psychological Intervention: Systematic Review". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.8 (2022): 65-70.


Copyright: © 2022 Derrick Patrick Artioli., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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