Resource Summary

OBJECTIVE
To help Alberta clinicians make evidence-informed decisions about care of patients with non- specific low back pain
TARGET POPULATION
Adult 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: surgical 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)

*** Original Documents can be found and downloaded using the link provided below ***

https://www.topalbertadoctors.org/cpgs/885801

Publication Date: 2015-12-1
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-25 10:22:29