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Acute and chronic lumbosacral pain: Topical problems

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The paper gives an account of approaches to treating patients with acute and chronic back pain in the context of evidence-based medicine and current clinical guidelines. In the vast majority, acute back pain is a benign self-limiting condition (nonspecific musculoskeletal pain) and most patients need additional instrumental examinations. An active approach to treatment is considered to be optimal. It is expedient to apply a more differential approach involving the refinement of mechanisms for development of the pain syndrome and the elaboration of treatment strategy in relation to the leading pathophysiological mechanism when examining the patients with chronic back pain.

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Ekaterina Vladimirovna Podchufarova

Department of Nervous Diseases, Faculty of Therapeutics


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Podchufarova E.V. Acute and chronic lumbosacral pain: Topical problems. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2012;4(1):27-35. (In Russ.)

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