A validated, practical classification procedure for many persistent low back pain patients

@article{Bendebba2000AVP,
  title={A validated, practical classification procedure for many persistent low back pain patients},
  author={Mohammed Bendebba and Warren S. Torgerson and Donlin M. Long},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2000},
  volume={87},
  pages={89-97}
}
We have developed a simple procedure for assigning persistent low back pain patients to one of four mutually exclusive, hierarchically organized classes. The procedure relies on the spatial distribution of a patient's pain and the results of straight leg raise tests to make the assignment. We have applied the procedure to a large group of patients who sought treatment for persistent LBP at several university affiliated tertiary care clinics, and found that the resulting four classes of patients… CONTINUE READING

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