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Epidemiology of low back pain.

@article{Manchikanti2000EpidemiologyOL,
  title={Epidemiology of low back pain.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2000},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={
          167-92
        }
}
  • L. Manchikanti
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Pain physician
Low back pain is a symptom that cannot be validated by an external standard. It is a disorder with many possible etiologies, occurring in many groups of the population, and with many definitions. Low back pain is a common problem, with a prevalence in the United States ranging from 8% to 56%. It is estimated that 28% experience disabling low back pain sometime during their lives, 14% experience episodes lasting at least 2 weeks, 8% of the entire working population will be disabled in any given… 

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