There are relatively more publications on nonspecific back pain
in children [5,6].
A series of studies in The Lancet from countries including Australia, Canada, Italy, France, Spain, the US and UK focuses on "nonspecific back pain
", when the cause is mostly unknown.
How do you explain mechanical or nonspecific back pain
Dunn, "The influence of employment social support for risk and prognosis in nonspecific back pain
: a systematic review and critical synthesis," International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, vol.
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.
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
. When patients present with "red flag" symptoms or you suspect another underlying condition, imaging is warranted.
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.
Constitutional symptoms and nonspecific back pain
are the predominant complaints.