Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Avoidance Behavior

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_345

Definition

Behavior aimed at avoiding or postponing undesirable situations or experiences. In chronic low back pain patients, avoidance behavior often consists of avoiding those activities that are believed to promote pain and/or (re)injury.

 Disability, Fear of Movement

 Hypervigilance and Attention to Pain

 Muscle Pain, Fear-Avoidance Model

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