Figure 1. Initial Evaluation of Low Back Pain
 
   

Figure 1.   Initial Evaluation of Low Back Pain

 
   

FROM: Annals of Internal Medicine 2007 (Oct 2);   147 (7):   478491


Do not use this algorithm for back pain associated with major trauma, nonspinal back pain, or back pain due to systemic illness.

CRP = C-reactive protein
EMG = electromyography
ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate
MRI = magnetic resonance imaging
NCV = nerve conduction velocity.







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