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Low Back Pain


Released Date:

3/3/2009

Revised:

7/28/2017

Title:

 Evidence-Informed Primary Care Management of Low Back Pain

Description:

This guideline is to help Alberta clinicians make evidence-informed decisions about care of patients with non-specific, non-malignant low back pain. It makes recommendations for prevention, acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain.

Target Population:

Adults patients 18 years or older in primary care settings

Exclusions:

Pregnant women; patients under the age of 18 years; diagnosis or treatment of specific causes of low back pain such as:

Sugical conditions including instability
Referred pain (from abdomen, kidney, ovary, pelvis, bladder)
Inflammatory conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis)
Infections (discitis, osteomyelitis, epidural abscess)
Degenerative and structural changes (spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, gross scoliosis and/or kyphosis)
Fracture
Neoplasm
Metabolic bone disease (osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget’s disease)
  
Short Description
  
  
Evidence-Informed Primary Care Management Of Low Back Pain
Evidence-Informed Primary Care Management Of Low Back Pain
Guideline
  
Evidence-Informed Primary Care Management Of Low Back Pain
Summary Of The Evidence-Informed Primary Care Management Of Low Back Pain Clinical Practice Guideline
Summary
  
Patient Handout Acute Low Back Pain
What You Should Know About Acute Low Back Pain
Patient Information
  
What You Should Know About Chronic Low Back Pain
What You Should Know About Chronic Low Back Pain
Patient Information
  
Clinical Assessment Of Psychosocial Yellow Flags
Clinical Assessment Of Psychosocial Yellow Flags
Tools
  
Management Of Psychosocial Yellow Flags
What Can Be Done To Help Someone Who Is At Risk
Tools
  
LBP Supporting Resources
Background Document, Companion Document, Instructional Videos For Clinicans & Patients, Patient Brochures
External Tools