Low Back Pain

Abstract

Low back pain is among the most common painful disorders among adults of all ages. Familiarity with the most common causes of low back pain and an approach to the diagnosis and management of these conditions are essential for physicians in nearly every specialty of medicine. This article provides a broad, evidence-based, and up-to-date overview of the most common causes of acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain, along with a logical approach to establishing the most precise anatomic diagnosis and making rational use of the most effective available therapies.

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