The mechanical and inflammatory low back pain (MIL) index: development and validation

@inproceedings{CuestaVargas2014TheMA,
  title={The mechanical and inflammatory low back pain (MIL) index: development and validation},
  author={Antonio Ignacio Cuesta-Vargas and Andr{\'e} Farasyn and Charles Philip Gabel and Juan V Luciano},
  booktitle={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundThe purpose of this study was the development of a valid and reliable “Mechanical and Inflammatory Low Back Pain Index” (MIL) for assessment of non-specific low back pain (NSLBP). This 7-item tool assists practitioners in determining whether symptoms are predominantly mechanical or inflammatory.MethodsParticipants (n = 170, 96 females, age = 38 ± 14 years-old) with NSLP were referred to two Spanish physiotherapy clinics and completed the MIL and the following measures: the Roland… CONTINUE READING
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