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Management of patients with acute back pain now and 10 years ago

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Management of patients with acute back pain is one of the urgent problems in modern medicine.

Objective: to assess the management of patients with acute and subacute back pain in 2007–2008 and 2017–2018.

Patients and methods. The authors present their own experience in treating 140 patients (87 women and 53 men) (mean age, 50.7±17.6 years) at present and 70 patients (40 women and 30 men) (mean age, 46.5±15.0 years) 10 years ago.

Results and discussion. The experience shows the high efficiency of managing patients with acute back pain during information sharing (an educational conversation), a personalized approach (treatment of concomitant diseases and conditions) and, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, these methods are not widely used in general clinical practice now, as 10 years ago.

Conclusion. To improve the quality of medical care, the additional education and training of physicians are required for the management of patients with back pain.

About the Authors

V. A. Parfenov
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Vladimir Anatolyevich Parfenov

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery, Faculty of General Medicine

11, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021


E. Yu. Kalimeeva
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery, Faculty of General Medicine

11, Rossolimo St., Build. 1, Moscow 119021

О. N. Gerasimova
ZAO “Meditsinskie Uslugi” (Medical Services), Polyclinic Six
Russian Federation
2, Kolskaya St., Moscow 129329


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Parfenov V.A., Kalimeeva E.Yu., Gerasimova О.N. Management of patients with acute back pain now and 10 years ago. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2019;11(1):66-71. (In Russ.)

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