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Back Pain

  • By: Shen-Ying (Richard) Ma, Dino Samartzis & Francis H. Shen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Back pain is a ubiquitous complaint and one of the most common reasons for a medical office visit. The differential diagnosis for back pain is very broad. Therefore, a thorough history and careful physical exam are essential for determining the etiology ...

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