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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Pain Management

Advisor

Dr. Tom Colletti

Abstract

Chronic low back pain is considered low back pain lasting for greater than 3 months. This is a very common condition affecting the majority of the population at some point in their lifespan. Diagnosing the etiology of chronic low back pain can be difficult and often requires a multidisciplinary approach. It is vital to properly diagnose and manage this issue, as misdiagnosis and treatment can lead to debilitating results for the patient. Seeking effective treatment for this chronic condition is imperative, especially with the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States. Alternative treatment options include the use of anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, exercise, and interventional procedures.

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