Low Back Pain, a Comprehensive Review: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

@article{Urits2019LowBP,
  title={Low Back Pain, a Comprehensive Review: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment},
  author={Ivan Urits and Aaron Burshtein and Medha Sharma and Lauren R. Testa and Peter A. Gold and Vwaire Orhurhu and Omar Viswanath and Mark R. Jones and Moises A. Sidransky and Boris Spektor and Alan David Kaye},
  journal={Current Pain and Headache Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={23},
  pages={1-10}
}
Purpose of ReviewLow back pain encompasses three distinct sources: axial lumbosacral, radicular, and referred pain. Annually, the prevalence of low back pain in the general US adult population is 10–30%, and the lifetime prevalence of US adults is as high as 65–80%.Recent FindingsPatient history, physical exam, and diagnostic testing are important components to accurate diagnosis and identification of patient pathophysiology. Etiologies of low back pain include myofascial pain, facet joint pain… CONTINUE READING
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