How epidemiology contributes to the management of spinal disorders.

@article{Raspe2002HowEC,
  title={How epidemiology contributes to the management of spinal disorders.},
  author={Heiner Raspe},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          9-21
        }
}
Back pain constitutes a nearly universal experience, Point, one-year period and lifetime prevalence reach or exceed, in some European countries, 40%, 70% and 80%, respectively. No health care system is able to cope with the entire quantity and spectrum of cases. Clinically useful distinctions are urgently required. A basic classification distinguishes specific from non-specific cases. Non-specific back pain may then be graded on its actual severity in terms of pain intensity and disability… CONTINUE READING