Acute low back problems in adults: assessment and treatment. Acute Low Back Problems Guideline Panel. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

  • Stanley J . Bigos, Richard Bowyer G . Richard Braen, +16 authors John Holland
  • Published 1994 in American family physician

Abstract

This Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians contains highlights from the Clinical Practice Guideline version of Acute Low Back Problems in Adults, which was developed by a private-sector panel of health care providers and consumers. The Quick Reference Guide is an example of how a clinician might implement the panel's findings and recommendations on the management of acute low back problems in working-age adults. Topics covered include the initial assessment of patients presenting with acute low back problems, identification of red flags that may indicate the presence of a serious underlying medical condition, initial management, special studies and diagnostic considerations, and further management considerations. Instructions for clinical testing for sciatic tension, recommendations for sitting and unassisted lifting, tests for identification of clinical pathology, and algorithms for patient management are included.

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@article{Bigos1994AcuteLB, title={Acute low back problems in adults: assessment and treatment. Acute Low Back Problems Guideline Panel. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.}, author={Stanley J . Bigos and Richard Bowyer G . Richard Braen and Kathleen C . Brown and Richard and Deyo and Scott Haldeman and W . Johnson and Kido and Hailong Liang and Roger M . Nelson and Margareta Nordin and Schwartz and H . Stewart and Jeffrey L . Susman and John J . Triano and Lucius Tripp and Dennis C . Turk and Clark Watts and John Holland}, journal={Clinical practice guideline. Quick reference guide for clinicians}, year={1994}, volume={14}, pages={iii-iv, 1-25} }