Low Back Pain

Lower back pain is classified as:

  1. Acute if lasting less than 4 weeks
  2. Subacute if lasting 4 to 12 weeks
  3. Chronic if lasting more than 12 weeks
  • 90% of acute low back pain have no specific cause identified during evaluation and are labeled as Non Specific Low Back Pain
  • Other Common Causes are: Spinal Stenosis, Disk Herniation and Compression Fracture.
  • Less Common Causes are: Cancer, Spine Infections, Kidney infection or stone and Aortic Aneurysmer
Low Back Pain Red Flags (requires deeper more thorough evaluation to rule out non minor cause)
  1. Fever.
  2. Older age (>70 year).
  3. Recent weight loss.
  4. Limbs neurological deficit.
  5. Groin numbness and incontinence to urine or stool
  6. Abdominal pain
  7. Presence of chronic medical conditions.
  8. Immuno supressed patients
  9. Very high blood pressure.
  10. Pain is worse at rest or at night
  11. History of significant trauma
Lower back pain

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