Back Pain

Apr 1, 2002 Issue
Do NSAIDs Help in Acute or Chronic Low Back Pain? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Patients can expect a modest improvement in global function with NSAID therapy, such as ibuprofen. There is no evidence that any particular NSAID or combination of medicines has superior efficacy in the treatment of low back pain.

Mar 1, 2002 Issue
Low Back Pain [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of oral drug treatments for low back pain? What are the effects of local injections for low back pain? What are the effects of nondrug treatments for low back pain?

Mar 15, 2000 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Low Back Pain [Article]

Acute low back pain is commonly encountered in primary care practice but the specific cause often cannot be identified. This ailment has a benign course in 90 percent of patients. Recurrences and functional limitations can be minimized with appropriate conservative management, including medications,...

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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