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chronic low back pain, generalized anxiety disorder, primary care NP



  1. Janzen, Kristina MN, BN, NP
  2. Peters-Watral, Brenda MN, RN (NP), AGD: ANP, AOCN


Abstract: The complex, bidirectional correlation between chronic low back pain (CLBP) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), common ailments in primary care, can increase the risk of inadequate treatment. This article will review the relationship between CLBP and GAD and provide optimal management strategies for NPs caring for individuals with this dyad.