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Low Back Pain and Radicular Pain

Marc A. Huntoon

in Pain Medicine Board Review

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2017 | ISBN: 9780190217518
Published online March 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190217549 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780190217518.003.0019

Series: Medical Specialty Board Review

Low Back Pain and Radicular Pain

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Low back pain is one of the most common pain syndromes in the world and a leading cause of disability and physician visits. Although degenerative disc disease and zygapophyseal joint spondylotic changes are common and lead to more permanent problems such as spinal stenosis, the interplay of biological and psychosocial factors is largely key to the chronification of many back pain disorders.

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Subjects: Pain Medicine ; Anaesthetics

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