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Back Pain

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on back pain and related issues, including chronic and acute low back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, sciatica, and vertebral compression fractures. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Overview

Screening and Diagnosis

Treatment

Complications and Special Situations

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other AFP Content



Overview

05/15/2015 Common Questions About Chronic Low Back Pain Algorithm
02/15/2012 Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain Differential Diagnosis
12/01/2007 Evaluation of Back Pain in Children and Adolescents Algorithm Differential Diagnosis

Screening and Diagnosis

11/15/2009 Diagnosing Lumbar Spinal Stenosis [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care

Treatment

07/15/2018 Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries] new
09/15/2017 Low Back Pain: American College of Physicians Practice Guideline on Noninvasive Treatments [Practice Guidelines]
09/01/2017 Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
04/01/2016 Pilates for the Treatment of Low Back Pain [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/01/2016 Cyclobenzaprine in the Treatment of Low Back Pain [Medicine by the Numbers]
05/01/2015 Treatments for Sciatica [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
04/15/2012 Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain? Yes: Evidence Shows Benefit in Most Patients [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
04/15/2012 Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain? Yes: Spinal Manipulation Is a Useful Adjunct Therapy [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
04/15/2012 Is Spinal Manipulation an Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain? No: Evidence Shows No Clinically Significant Benefit Over Watchful Waiting [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
12/01/2011 Prolotherapy for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain [Editorials]
02/15/2009 Predicting Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care
08/01/2008 Choosing a Skeletal Muscle Relaxant

Complications and Special Situations

07/01/2016 Diagnosis and Management of Vertebral Compression Fractures
01/15/2015 Disability Evaluations: More Than Completing a Form Algorithm

Patient Education, Self-Care

From Familydoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Information Resource

Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis
Lower Back Pain (Symptom Checker)

Other AFP Content

02/01/2012 A Pilot Grounded: Living with Chronic Back Pain [Close-ups]

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