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Most low back pain resolves spontaneously with or without treatment. The specific diagnosis and management of patients with low back pain becomes a problem only when prompt resolution does not occur. It is these problem patients that the strongest sections of this book discuss. Radiologic evaluation is prescribed in a useful algorithmic and textual format, enabling the clinician to use carefully selected diagnostic tests to obtain necessary information in a sequential fashion at minimum patient risk and expense. The appropriate suggestion is made that epidural venography or computed tomography should supplant myelography in selected clinical situations.
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Chronic Low Back Pain.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:639. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-4-639_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(4):639.
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