Spine radiographs in patients with low-back pain. An epidemiological study in men.

@article{Frymoyer1984SpineRI,
  title={Spine radiographs in patients with low-back pain. An epidemiological study in men.},
  author={John W Frymoyer and Andrew B Newberg and Malcom H Pope and David G. Wilder and Janice Clements and B J Macpherson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1984},
  volume={66 7},
  pages={1048-55}
}
A cohort of 321 men between the ages of eighteen and fifty-five was randomly selected from a group of 1221 men who had been surveyed by a questionnaire. They then had radiographs made of the lumbar spine. Of the 292 subjects fulfilling the criteria for inclusion in the study, ninety-six (32.9 per cent) had never had low-back pain, 134 (45.9 per cent) had had or were having moderate low-back pain, and sixty-two (21.2 per cent) had had or were having severe low-back pain. In the three groups… CONTINUE READING

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