Recognizing that the increasing incidence of obesity coincides with the rising prevalence of LBP, there is growing interest in establishing the relationship between over-weight and back pain.
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions for which patients seek medical attention.
BHSc(PT), MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med MScCH
This article helps clinicians decide on appropriate referral to rehabilitation professionals while answering some of the common questions that clinicians are often asked by low back patients.
MD, PhD, FRCSC
Chronic pain is a complex disease state associated with substantial individual disability and suffering alongside societal economic impact.
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In spite of great effort, low back pain (LBP) remains a significant burden on society and one of the most common reasons to see a primary care provider.
In 1987, the Quebec Taskforce noted, "Distinct patterns of reliable clinical findings are the only logical basis for back pain categorization and subsequent treatment."
Back dominant pain is either intensified by flexion or is not aggravated by bending forward.
Leg dominant pain suggests direct nerve root involvement: radicular, not referred symptoms.