Clinical Outcomes Among Low Back Pain Consulters With Referred Leg Pain in Primary Care

SpineHill JC et al. | November 28, 2011

The clinical course for Low Back Pain(LBP) with self–reported referred leg pain is much worse. However, the fact that differences in outcome were not worse after adjustment suggests that baseline differences in severity and duration of back pain, demographic, and psychological characteristics largely explain the poorer outcomes in patients with referred leg pain. Future research needs to establish if similar results are observed among patients with clinically determined sciatica.

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