acute lumbar pain

acute lumbar pain

A nonspecific symptom of abrupt onset or an exacerbation of chronic lower-back pain of less than 3 weeks in duration.
 
Management
Continuing normal activities within the limits allowed by the pain leads to more rapid recovery than either bed-rest or back-mobilising exercises.
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It is considered that 80% of adults experience acute lumbar pain at least once in their lifetime, and in 30% the acute lumbar pain evolves into chronic lumbar pain [5].
Stan Gross, DC, PhD, compared the Lumen with chiropractic care and a placebo in a preliminary study of 223 otherwise healthy subjects with acute lumbar pain. Participants completed the McGill Pain Management Survey before and after treatment.
A specific diagnosis is only possible in a minority of patients with acute lumbar pain
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