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TARGET Project: Preventing Chronic Low Back Pain

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TARGET is a quality improvement initiative aimed to help patients with acute lower back pain by finding ways to prevent back pain from becoming chronic. The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians are collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh. 

How TARGET Project Aims to Prevent Chronic Lower Back Pain

  • Help primary care providers evaluate patients’ risk of transitioning from acute to chronic lower back pain.
  • Help physical therapists collaborate with primary care providers to deliver psychologically informed physical therapy (PIPT) treatment to high-risk patients.

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