Low back pain. A primary care challenge.

  title={Low back pain. A primary care challenge.},
  author={Richard A. Deyo and William R. Phillips},
  volume={21 24},
Back pain is an important problem for primary care physicians; it is common, costly, and controversial. Back pain is the second leading symptom prompting all physician visits in the United States. There are wide geographic variations in medical care for this problem, and surgical rates in the United States are twice those of most developed countries. The treatment of back pain has followed a series of fads and fashions, and work disability resulting from back pain continues to rise. For all… CONTINUE READING