LBP is the #1 cause of years lived with disability worldwide (GBD 2016), yet little is known about its underlying mechanisms. In standard clinical care, people with very different presentations of LBP are treated the same. Longitudinal survey items related to LBP, and data collection already planned by AoU (surveys + physical measurements + EHR + genomics) can be used to identify meaningful LBP subgroups that are connected to outcomes, and the treatments most likely to work for specific people.
Idea No. 532