© 2017 Sociedad Española para el Estudio de la Ansiedad y el Estrés - SEAS. Non-specific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) is a common and disabling condition in the adult population, which generates significant costs due to the healthcare and occupational burden of the condition. Previous studies have shown the relationship between NCLBP and the presence of traumatic emotional experiences as a possible aetiological factor and as a poor prognostic indicator. This study recruited 11 patients suffering from NCLBP and with a history of psychological trauma. In a randomised controlled design, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing was administered to half of the sample (n = 6) to study its effects on both physical and psychological pathology. This article presents the comparative results of the experimental group and the control group in terms of the experience of pain and perceived quality of life, when trauma-associated psychological variables are treated.
- Descriptive study
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
- Non-specific chronic low back pain
- Pilot study