Masquerade: Medical causes of back pain

Eric Klineberg, Daniel Mazanec, Douglas Orr, Russell Demicco, Gordon Bell, Robert Mclain

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Back pain has many causes, and 95% of cases are due to benign, self-limiting problems. Most problems are musculoskeletal and are relieved with rest and nonsteroidal medications. However, some serious and life-threatening medical conditions also can present as acute back pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-913
Number of pages9
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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