Approach to low back pain - Physiotherapy.

Australian family physician

PubMedID: 24600672

Hancock M. Approach to low back pain - Physiotherapy. Aust Fam Physician. 2014;43(3):117-8.
Case study A man aged 42 years, who works as a police officer, presented with severe lower back pain, which he had experienced for 24 hours after spending the previous day helping his brother to move house. He had difficulty ambulating and most movements aggravated the pain. There were no lower limb symptoms and no red flags present on history or examination. He was otherwise well and was not taking any regular medications. This article aims to provide a brief description of modern physiotherapy practice in the management of mechanical low back pain, as taught in Australian universities and recommended in clinical practice guidelines.