acute low back pain

acute low back pain

Rehabilitation medicine A nonspecific symptom of abrupt onset or an exacerbation of chronic low back pain of < 3 wks in duration Management Continuing normal activities within the limits allowed by the pain leads to more rapid recovery than either bedrest or back-mobilizing exercises See Low back pain.
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Acetaminophen taken regularly or as required was no better than placebo in improving time to recovery in patients with acute low back pain, Australian research shows.
As Harvard Medical School professor of orthopedic surgery Jeffrey Katz, MD, says in the August issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch, "An episode of acute low back pain is a call to action for people who are simply not exercisers.
The quicker a person with acute low back pain gets to a physical therapist, the sooner the root cause of the pain can be determined and a regiment of exercise, education and self-treatment can begin.
Siddle was showing "the early signs of a low back bone stress injury", while Pattinson "had an episode of acute low back pain," a Cricket Australia statement said.
In this study, 'chronic low back pain' is defined as pain persisting longer than 3 months as stated in the NZ Acute Low Back Pain Guidelines, (ACC 2001, Bogduk 2004) and 'interval' as the time period from injury to first treatment at this clinic.
Measuring Psychosocial Variables in Patients With (Sub) Acute Low Back Pain Complaints, at Risk for Chronicity: A Validation Study of the Acute Low Back Pain Screening Questionnaire-Dutch Language Version.
He divided participants into three groups: 72 received standard chiropractic management for acute low back pain according to Mercy Guidelines for Lumbar Pain Management; 74 were exposed to the Lumen Therapeutic Light System using the preprogrammed NICO setting for 30 minutes; and 77 had the Lumen Therapeutic Light unit applied but not activated.
Conclusion: When added to the recommended first-line care of acute low back pain, a McKenzie treatment program did not produce clinically significant additional short-term improvements in pain, disability, function or global perceived effect but resulted in patients seeking less additional health care.
Our patient had only acute low back pain as presenting symptom and also had trauma history which led to misdiagnosis.
These are the recommendations from 'Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain, Royal College of Surgeons 1999'.
Of the remaining 56 RCTs, only 39 have reached a level of intermediate or high methodological quality and were included in the study with this subdivision in relation to the phase of low back pain: acute low back pain 13, sub-acute low back pain 7, chronic low back pain 19.

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