II. Epidemiology

  1. Acute Low Back Pain is mechanical (Muscle Strain) in 90% of cases

III. Causes: Spine

  1. Lumbar Strain or sprain (90% of Acute Low Back Pain)
  2. Herniated disc (Herniated nucleus pulposus)
  3. Vertebral Compression Fracture
  4. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    1. Includes Cauda Equina Syndrome (requiring emergent intervention)
  5. Spondylolisthesis
  6. Spondylolysis
  7. Spondylosis
    1. Chronic disk degeneration
    2. Facet joint Arthropathy

IV. Causes: Systemic

Images: Related links to external sites (from Bing)

Related Studies (from Trip Database) Open in New Window