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Investigation of patients with back pain

Naomi Sibtain, Roman Cregg and Alistair Purves

in Back Pain

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Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199609772
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0004

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Investigation of patients with back pain

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• Back pain may be the presenting symptom for many conditions • Incidental findings revealed by imaging that may not be the cause of back pain • In the majority of patients with low back pain and no ‘red flags’, investigations may not be necessary.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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