ACR Appropriateness Criteria on low back pain.


Journal Article (Review)

Acute low back pain with or without radiculopathy is one of the most common health problems in the United States, with high annual costs of evaluation and treatment, not including lost productivity. Multiple reports show that uncomplicated acute low back pain or radiculopathy is a benign, self-limited condition that does not warrant any imaging studies. Guidelines for recognition of patients with more complicated status can be used to identify those who require further evaluation for suspicion of more serious problems and contribute to appropriate imaging utilization.

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Cited Authors

  • Davis, PC; Wippold, FJ; Brunberg, JA; Cornelius, RS; De La Paz, RL; Dormont, PD; Gray, L; Jordan, JE; Mukherji, SK; Seidenwurm, DJ; Turski, PA; Zimmerman, RD; Sloan, MA

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 401 - 407

PubMed ID

  • 19467485

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19467485

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-349X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacr.2009.02.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States