Lumbar spondylosis: clinical presentation and treatment approaches

  title={Lumbar spondylosis: clinical presentation and treatment approaches},
  author={Kimberley Middleton and David E. Fish},
  booktitle={Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine},
Low back pain (LBP) affects approximately 60-85% of adults during some point in their lives. Fortunately, for the large majority of individuals, symptoms are mild and transient, with 90% subsiding within 6 weeks. Chronic low back pain, defined as pain symptoms persisting beyond 3 months, affects an estimated 15-45% of the population. For the minority with intractable symptoms, the impact on quality of life and economic implications are considerable. Despite the high prevalence of low back pain… CONTINUE READING