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About Low Back Pain
|●||Low back pain is a common disorder affecting about 80% of people at some point in their lives.|
|●||In the United States it is one of the most common causes of job-related disability.|
|●||In approximately 85% of cases, there is no clear cause.|
|●||Up to one-third of patients with acute low back pain have persistent pain one year after their initial episode.|
Despite the high prevalence and cost of low back pain, important questions remain unanswered regarding the effectiveness of most commonly used diagnostic tests and treatments.