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Singapore medical journal 33 (1): 74-8 (1992)

Diagnosing low back pain.

H K Wong
The approach to the diagnosis of low back pain must include a knowledge of the pathology and the natural history of the common disease processes that affect the spine. A detailed history and physical examination are essential, and in most instances will serve as the most helpful guides to the diagnosis and treatment of the patient. The common differential diagnoses and the clinical evaluation of low back pain are discussed in this paper.
ISSN: 0037-5675