Does Radiating Spinal Pain Determine Future Work Disability? A Retrospective Cohort Study of 22,952 Danish Twins
Kristman VL et al. – Radiating spinal pain is an important risk factor for future sickness benefit. Radiating spinal pain was not associated with the duration of sickness benefit. These findings were independent of the effects of pain duration at baseline. The results highlight the need for interventions to prevent the onset of work disability, especially for those with radiating pain.