Imaging strategies for low-back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ankle Joint
  • Arthritis
  • Elbow Joint
  • Joint Deformities, Acquired
  • Knee Joint
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
  • Wrist Joint

abstract

  • Lumbar imaging for low-back pain without indications of serious underlying conditions does not improve clinical outcomes. Therefore, clinicians should refrain from routine, immediate lumbar imaging in patients with acute or subacute low-back pain and without features suggesting a serious underlying condition.

publication date

  • February 6, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60172-0

PubMed ID

  • 19200918

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 463

end page

  • 72

volume

  • 373

number

  • 9662