Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain : a joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society

Source:
American College of Physicians
Publisher:
American Pain Society;American College of Physicians
Publication date:
01 October 2007

Abstract

Chou R, Qaseem A, Snow V et al (2007) Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: a joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society. Annals of Internal Medicine147 : 478-491.

This guidance addresses the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. It advises less reliance on diagnostic imaging, recommending medication and non-pharmacological therapies.