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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Robert G. Schwartz, M.D. [2], Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, P.A.; Associate Editor-In-Chief: Hadeel Maksoud M.D.[3], Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [4], M.Umer Tariq [5]

Synonyms and Keywords: Backache; back ache; notalgia; dorsalgia

Overview

Historical Perspective

Pathophysiology

About a third of patients have pain that is at least partly due to neuropathic mechanisms.[1]

Causes

Differentiating Back Pain from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | X Ray | CT | MRI | Ultrasound | Other Imaging Findings | Neuromusculoskeletal Thermography | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Conservative Treatment | Primary Prevention | Secondary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Lecture

Back Pain

Case Studies

Case #1


References

  1. Fishbain DA, Cole B, Lewis JE, Gao J (2014). "What is the evidence that neuropathic pain is present in chronic low back pain and soft tissue syndromes? An evidence-based structured review.". Pain Med. 15 (1): 4–15. PMID 24118776. doi:10.1111/pme.12229. 

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