Establishing the diagnosis of low back pain: patient selection for interventional pain medicine.

  title={Establishing the diagnosis of low back pain: patient selection for interventional pain medicine.},
  author={Jan van Zundert and Koen van Boxem and Pascal Vanelderen and Martine Puylaert and Pieter De Vooght and Roel Mestrum and Rob Heylen and Kris Vissers and Maarten van Kleef},
  journal={Pain management},
  volume={3 2},
SUMMARY Low back pain is one of the most prominent healthcare problems but there is no gold standard for its diagnosis. Aspecific low back pain can be subdivided into radicular and mechanical pain. The diagnosis mainly relies on a combination of elements, such as medical history, physical examination, medical imaging and other possible additional tests. Once a working diagnosis has been established, confirmation of the causative structure and level is sought by means of diagnostic blocks. The… CONTINUE READING

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