Frequency and Interrelations of Risk Factors for Chronic Low Back Pain in a Primary Care Setting

General practitioners (GPs) are often consulted for low back pain (LBP). The point prevalence of LBP is reported to be about 15% to 30% in the Western world [1]. For about 6% to 10% of patients, the disease may recur or become chronic and the demand on the health-care system is great and costly [2–4].