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Back Pain

Nov 15, 1999 Issue
Assessment and Management of Acute Low Back Pain [Article]

Acute low back pain is commonly treated by family physicians. In most cases, only conservative therapy is needed. However, the history and physical examination may elicit warning signals that indicate the need for further work-up and treatment. These "red flags" include a history of trauma, fever, i...


Feb 1, 1999 Issue
Clinical Evaluation and Treatment Options for Herniated Lumbar Disc [Article]

Degeneration of the intervertebral disc from a combination of factors can result in herniation, particularly at the L4-5 and L5-S1 levels. The presence of pain, radiculopathy and other symptoms depends on the site and degree of herniation. A detailed history and careful physical examination, supplem...


Apr 15, 1998 Issue
Lumbar Spine Stenosis: A Common Cause of Back and Leg Pain [Article]

Lumbar spine stenosis most commonly affects the middle-aged and elderly population. Entrapment of the cauda equina roots by hypertrophy of the osseous and soft tissue structures surrounding the lumbar spinal canal is often associated with incapacitating pain in the back and lower extremities, diffic...


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