Acute lower back pain can be a simple, yet daunting chief complaint in the urgent care setting due to lack of clear treatment guidelines. Due to this, urgent care providers are left to trial and error treatment plans without consistent follow up, thus sometimes resulting in less than excellent care. By reviewing the causes of acute back pain, the red flag signs and symptoms, and the most common treatment recommendations, acute lower back pain treatment can become more universal in the outpatient setting.
Hersh KN. Management of Acute Back Pain in the Urgent Care Setting. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2022; 4(3).
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