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Featured article: Low back pain in older adults: risk factors, management options and future directions

Read the latest article in our article collection on ‘Low back pain’. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years or above. As a result of global aging, there has been a growing interest in investigating the pathologies, predictors, assessments and treatments of LBP among older adults. Given the unique age-related physical and psychological changes in older people, it is paramount for clinicians and researchers to gain a broad understanding of various contributors to persistent or recurrent LBP in this population. In this article, Wong and colleagues provide a comprehensive overview of potential causes of LBP, risk factors for chronic LBP, special consideration for assessing and treating LBP, as well as future research directions.

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Aims and scope

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders is an open access, multidisciplinary journal that encompasses all aspects of research on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and cost-analyses of conservative and surgical management of all spinal deformities and disorders. Both clinical and basic science reports form the cornerstone of the journal in its endeavour to provide original, primary studies as well as narrative/systematic reviews and meta-analyses to the academic community and beyond. Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders aims to provide an integrated and balanced view of cutting-edge spine research to further enhance effective collaboration among clinical spine specialists and scientists, and to ultimately improve patient outcomes based on an evidence-based spine care approach.

Society affiliations

Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders is the official journal of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT).

The journal is also affiliated to the following societies:

About the Editors

Dr Theodoros B Grivas, MD, PhD is currently Director of the Traumatology and Orthopaedic Department at Tzaneio General Hospital in Piraeus.



Dr Dino Samartzis, DSc, is a faculty member at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Director of Clinical Spine Research, Deputy Director of the Laboratory and Clinical Research Institute of Pain, and Warden (Head) of Hornell Hall at HKU.

Recent news and events

Announcing Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders

From Volume 11 (2016), the journal will be publishing as Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders (previously Scoliosis). The journal scope has broadened to include all types of spinal deformities and disorders that entail conservative and surgical management within clinical or basic science research. 

In addition, we welcome our new co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr Dino Samartzis (University of Hong Kong).

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