Acute Low Back Pain

September 17, 2010

Most causes of back pain are benign, but it is important to look for red flags for more worrisome causes of back pain.

Low Back Pain causes $20 billion in healthcare expenditures a year. 60-90% of people will have an episode of back pain in their lifetime. It also causes significant disability. Most causes of back pain are benign, but it is important to look for red flags for more worrisome causes of back pain.