Show Summary Details
Page of

Back and Limb Pain 

Back and Limb Pain
Back and Limb Pain

Andrea C. Adams

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 29 September 2020

Back (spine) pain is a common problem. Low back pain is estimated to occur in up to 80% of adults and is the greatest cause of lost workdays in the United States. The cause of acute back pain is usually musculoskeletal. Most patients with back pain can be cared for by their primary care provider without the need for specialist consultation or diagnostic tests.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.