Risk Factors for Low Back Pain and Spine Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study in Soldiers.

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INTRODUCTION Musculoskeletal low back pain (LBP) is commonly treated symptomatically, with practice guidelines advocating reserving surgery for cases that fail conservative care. This study examined medical comorbidities and demographic variables as risk factors for chronic/recurrent LBP, spinal surgery, and time to surgery. METHODS A 2015 retrospective… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.06.005

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