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Shaikh M, Östör AJK. Evaluating the patient with low back pain. Practitioner 2015;259 (1788):21-24

Evaluating the patient with low back pain

22 Dec 2015Pais-up subscribers

In the UK, low back pain is the most common cause of disability in young adults and every year 6-9% of adults consult their GP about back pain. A thorough history and examination is required to exclude an alternative diagnosis, such as pain arising from the hip or trochanteric bursa and to categorise patients as having: serious spinal pathology, nerve root/radicular pain or non-specific back pain.

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