Low Back Pain

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

April 1, 2012

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

Describe the peer-reviewed literature and make recommendations related to treatment matched to low back pain subgroup responder categories, treatments that have evidence to prevent recurrence of low back pain, and treatments that have evidence to influence the progression from acute to chronic low back pain and disability.

Target Patient Population

Person with low back pain

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Emergency care, Home health, Hospice, Hospital, Long term care, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Podiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropractor, athletics coaching


Assessment and screening, Diagnosis, Rehabilitation, Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D001416 - Back Pain, D019567 - Back Injuries, D017116 - Low Back Pain, D008159 - Lumbar Vertebrae, D013166 - Spondylitis, D013167 - Spondylitis, Ankylosing, D013168 - Spondylolisthesis, D013169 - Spondylolysis


chronic pain, Pain Assessment, acute pain, low back pain