Charts and Algorithms
Reproduced and Adapted with Permission from the
Clinical Standards Advisory Group Report on Back Pain
In 1994 the U.K. Clinical Standards Advisory Group reviewed the evidence
on epidemiology, effectiveness of interventions and costs of back pain.
Proposals were made on the appropriate configuration of local services.
Within the report the CSAG back pain group published a number of Figures
relating to the clinical care of people with acute back pain. Many
observers have recognised the value of these Figures in contributing to an
understanding of back pain management. Because of this recognition they
have been reproduced here as Figures 1-5, with minor amendments as a
result of reviewers’ comments.
List of Figures
- Diagnostic Triage including 'Red Flags'
- Biopsychosocial Assessment
- Risk Factors for Chronicity
- Diagnostic Triage Flow Chart
- Primary Care Management of Simple Backache
Criteria List for Assessment of Methodological
Quality of Review Articles