Acute Low Back Pain: 10 Questions on Risk Factors, Diagnosis

December 18, 2020
Steven A. King, MD, MS

Acute low back pain remains one of the most common reasons for a healthcare visit. Try these 10 questions on a new analysis of risk factors and diagnosis.

A recent paper published in the journal Pain Medicine presents results of a multidisciplinary review of risk factors related to the etiology and diagnosis of acute low back pain (LBP).

Following are 10 questions based on the findings. Some of the answers may be familiar to primary care practitioners; others might be surprising.