Clinical guidelines - Clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of acute low back pain

Shmuel Reis*, Amnon Lahad

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The purpose of clinical practice guidelines is to delineate an evidence-based common approach to a prevalent medical problem. A decade ago, Guidelines for Acute Low Back Pain (ALBP) care were published in Israel. This year, updated and upgraded guidelines were disseminated, sponsored by the IMA. In the present paper a summary of the new ALBP is reported, as well as a comparison with the prior 1996 guidelines. An evidence tag is attached to each recommendation, enabling the practitioner to examine his deliberations against the existing evidence. The guidelines are adapted from a recent European multidisciplinary document and will remain valid with periodic updating . Clinical practice guidelines are not intended to replace your careful clinical judgment and personal acquaintance with the patient in front of you. They may support your decisions by bringing you a summary of the existing evidence in the domain.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)631-635
Number of pages5
JournalHarefuah
Volume146
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • Back pain
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Primary care

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