Acute low back pain: assessment and management.

  title={Acute low back pain: assessment and management.},
  author={Victor J Wilk},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={33 6},
BACKGROUND Back pain is a common presenting problem in Australian general practice. Serious causes, however, are rare. Tumours, infections and fractures account for less than 1% of cases and can usually can be recognised or excluded by taking a careful history. Patients should expect a good outcome. OBJECTIVE This article summarises the management of acute low back pain and sets out the key points in history taking including alerting factors for serious disorders, and psychosocial factors… CONTINUE READING

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