Prognostic values of physical examination findings in patients with chronic low back pain treated conservatively: a systematic literature review.

@article{Borge2001PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic values of physical examination findings in patients with chronic low back pain treated conservatively: a systematic literature review.},
  author={Jan Arve Borge and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Jakob Lothe},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={2001},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          292-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Most patients undergo physical examination. However, low back pain can only rarely be clearly diagnosed as having an irrefutable pathoanatomic cause on the basis of the classical battery of noninvasive physical examination procedures. However, physical examination findings are also used to predict the prognosis of treatment of chronic low back pain. A systematic review of the clinical literature is needed for an understanding of findings in this area. OBJECTIVES To establish… CONTINUE READING
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