Managing low back pain presenting to primary care: Where do we go from here?

@article{Macfarlane2006ManagingLB,
  title={Managing low back pain presenting to primary care: Where do we go from here?},
  author={Gary John Macfarlane and Gareth T. Jones and Philip Christopher Hannaford},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2006},
  volume={122},
  pages={219-222}
}
Low back pain is so common that it will affect almost everyone at some time (Dionne, 1999) and could be considered, at least when it is non-disabling, part of normal experience. About 1/3 of adults will experience back pain during the course of a year, and most of these episodes, appropriately, are never brought to the consulting room (Papageorgiou et al., 1996). These episodes might be considered to be minor in terms of pain experience, and their impact on function with the symptoms resolving… CONTINUE READING

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