UNIGE document Scientific Article
previous document  unige:27743  next document
add to browser collection
Title

Non-specific low back pain

Authors
Mannion, Anne F
Pellisé, Ferran
Published in The Lancet. 2012, vol. 379, no. 9814, p. 482-91
Abstract Non-specific low back pain has become a major public health problem worldwide. The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to be as high as 84%, and the prevalence of chronic low back pain is about 23%, with 11-12% of the population being disabled by low back pain. Mechanical factors, such as lifting and carrying, probably do not have a major pathogenic role, but genetic constitution is important. History taking and clinical examination are included in most diagnostic guidelines, but the use of clinical imaging for diagnosis should be restricted. The mechanism of action of many treatments is unclear, and effect sizes of most treatments are low. Both patient preferences and clinical evidence should be taken into account for pain management, but generally self-management, with appropriate support, is recommended and surgery and overtreatment should be avoided.
Keywords Chronic DiseaseHumansLow Back Pain/etiology/physiopathology/prevention & control/therapyRisk Factors
Identifiers
PMID: 21982256
Full text
Article (Published version) (110 Kb) - document accessible for UNIGE members only Limited access to UNIGE
Structures
Research groups Attentes et représentations des patients (247)
Groupe Desmeules Jules (pharmacologie/toxicologie) (567)
Citation
(ISO format)
BALAGUE, Federico et al. Non-specific low back pain. In: The Lancet, 2012, vol. 379, n° 9814, p. 482-91. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:27743

196 hits

1 download

Update

Deposited on : 2013-05-08

Export document
Format :
Citation style :