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An Approach To:

Vol. 19 No. 1 (2021)

Approach to: Lower back pain

DOI
https://doi.org/10.26443/mjm.v19i1.827
Submitted
December 13, 2020
Published
2021-05-22

Abstract

Between 50 and 80% of adults will experience lower back pain during their life(1). This condition is responsible for a significant portion of emergency room and primary care consultations and it creates a significant burden on the healthcare services and costs. Even if lower back pain causes a significant impact on the quality of life of the patients most causes are benign. This article presents a systematic approach to identifying the cause of lower back pain, summarizes the indications for further workup and presents current evidence for the management of this condition.

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