Imaging of Acute Low Back Pain.

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Imaging of Acute Low Back Pain.

Radiol Clin North Am. 2019 Mar;57(2):397-413

Authors: Johnson SM, Shah LM

Acute low back pain, defined as less than 6 weeks in duration, does not require imaging in the absence of "red flags" that may indicate a cause, such as fracture, infection, or malignancy. When imaging is indicated, it is important to rule out a host of abnormalities that may be responsible for the pain and any associated symptoms. A common mnemonic VINDICATE can help ensure a thorough consideration of the possible causes.

PMID: 30709477 [PubMed - in process]

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