nonspecific back pain

nonspecific back pain

See Low back pain.
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Because the presence of back or bone pain may be an indication to perform advanced imaging among men with prostate cancer and because prostate cancer usually spreads first to the spine, we created a binary variable, "nonspecific back pain," which was positive if the patient had any of the nonspecific back pain ICD-9-CM codes described in Appendix A.
Among low-risk men, the following factors were independently associated with a higher likelihood of undergoing inappropriate imaging on multivariable analysis: higher clinical stage, higher Gleason score, presence of nonspecific back pain, greater medical or mental health comorbidity, older age, missing race, being unmarried, having lower income, having used Medicare insurance during the prediagnosis period, being treated at a lower prostate cancer volume hospital, being treated at a VAMC affiliated with an academic medical center, living in a census region where education is tracked, and being treated in 2006 or 2007 (Tables 3 and 4).
Constitutional symptoms and nonspecific back pain are the predominant complaints.
A review of the association between cigarette smoking and development of nonspecific back pain and related outcomes.
Although patients often request imaging as part of their workup, routine imaging or other diagnostic tests do not improve outcomes in patients with nonspecific back pain.
At the end of the examination, most patients will fall into one of two broad groups--those with a specific diagnosis, and those with nonspecific back pain, either acute or chronic.
Nonspecific back pain in children: a search for associated factors in 14-year-old schoolchildren.
The good news is that most nonspecific back pain gets better on its own without any treatment.
Nationally, the indirect and direct costs of nonspecific back pain run in the billions of dollars.