Low back pain and sciatica: summary of NICE guidance

@article{Bernstein2017LowBP,
  title={Low back pain and sciatica: summary of NICE guidance},
  author={Ian A Bernstein and Qudsia Malik and Serena F. Carville and Stephen P Ward},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={356}
}
#### What you need to know Low back pain is the leading cause of long term disability worldwide.1 The lifetime incidence of low back pain is 58-84%,2 and 11% of men and 16% of women have chronic low back pain.3 Back pain accounts for 7% of GP consultations and results in the loss of 4.1 million working days a year.2 More than 30% of people still have clinically significant symptoms after a year after onset of sciatica.4 This guideline replaces the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on early management of low back pain in adults (2009) and expands its remit. [] Key Method
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