Roger Chou, MD; Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD; Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS
Chou R, Shekelle P, Qaseem A, Owens DK. Correction: Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:247-248. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-148-3-200802050-00020
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 2008;148(3):247-248.
The recent joint guideline by the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society on diagnosis and treatment of low back pain (1) and supporting evidence reviews (2, 3) contained several errors. In the original print version of the guideline, the target populations were described incorrectly (1). The word not was inadvertently dropped from a sentence that described populations that were excluded from the guideline. Children or adolescents with low back pain; pregnant women; and patients with low back pain from sources outside the back (nonspinal low back pain), fibromyalgia or other myofascial pain syndromes, and thoracic or cervical back pain are not covered by the guideline.
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Copyright © 2016 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only