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Conservative management of back pain: A literature update

Koppenhaver, S.L. (2004) Conservative management of back pain: A literature update. U.S. Army Medical Department Journal, 7-8-9 . pp. 52-61.

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Most adults suffer from low back pain (LBP) at some time in their lifetime. The resulting medical costs and workrelated productivity losses make LBP one of the most expensive ailments to our society today.1 In the military, LBP is one of the largest detriments to Soldier health and mission readiness. Back disorders are among the most common causes of hospitalization, ambulatory medical visits, and restricted duty days in the U.S. Armed Forces.2 The high cost, along with the lack of consistency of medical treatment for LBP, has resulted in the creation and implementation of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the management and treatment of LBP around the world.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: U.S. Army. Academy of Health Sciences
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