Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society

@article{Chou2007DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society},
  author={R. Chou and A. Qaseem and V. Snow and D. Casey and J. T. Cross and P. Shekelle and D. Owens},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={147},
  pages={478-491}
}
  • R. Chou, A. Qaseem, +4 authors D. Owens
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States (1, 2). Approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low back pain lasting at least 1 whole day in the past 3 months (2), and 7.6% reported at least 1 episode of severe acute low back pain (see Glossary) within a 1-year period (3). Low back pain is also very costly: Total incremental direct health care costs attributable to low back pain in the U.S. were estimated at $26.3 billion in 1998 (4… CONTINUE READING

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