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Diagnosis and management of acute low back pain (<3 months) with or without sciatica

Practice guidelines - Posted on Feb 01 2000

Acute low back pain is defined as pain which has been present for less than three months.
These guidelines apply to acute low back pain and acute low back pain with sciatica.

Their topics are:
1. initial évaluation of patients, in particular i) diagnosis of so-called symptomatic acute low back pain, and ii) diagnostic and therapeutic emergencies 
2. imaging 
3. treatment 


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