Low Back Pain

ACP Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain

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Low back pain (LBP) is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States and nearly 25% of all U.S. adults have had LBP in the  last 3 months and nearly 6% reported at least 1 episode of severe acute low back pain in the last 1-year.

BACKGROUND and OBJECTIVES: Lumbar facet joint syndrome is currently suggested to be a main source of axial low back pain, and a large portion of axial low back pain is caused by disorders in lumbar facet joints. Intra-articular injection is one of the most common treatment methods in the early clini…