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Leitlinie "Kreuzschmerzen" - eine evidenzbasierte Leitlinie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemeinmedizin und Familienmedizin“
Becker, A.; Chenot, J. F.; Niebling, W. & Kochen, M. M. (2004)
Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und ihre Grenzgebiete, 142(6) pp. 716-719. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2004-832488
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- Guidelines for back pain - Evidence-based guidelines from the German Society of General Practice and Family Medicine
- Becker, A.; Chenot, J. F.; Niebling, W.; Kochen, Michael M.
- Chronic back pain is one of our society's most important health problems, causing long periods of sick leave and early retirements. Recently the German Society of General Practice and Family Medicine (DEGAM) published an evidence-based guideline for low back pain. It has been developed according to the 10-step concept of guideline development of the DEGAM, aiming for early detection of complicated clinical conditions, avoidance of unnecessary diagnostic tests and prevention of chronicity. Complicated, uncomplicated and radicular pain are defined by patient history and a short clinical examination. Imaging and further diagnostic tests are reserved for patients at risk. Basic therapy consists of structured advice. The aim of the guideline is to get patients back to their usual activity supported by effective pain relief. Psychosocial factors which are important for the prognosis should be evaluated already during the first consultation. Manual therapy might help in acute pain. Patients with persistent pain symptoms and long periods of sick leave should be transferred to multiprofessional management including pain treatment, behavioural therapy and physiotherapy. A randomised controlled trial has been set up to study the efficacy of guideline implementation.
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- Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und ihre Grenzgebiete
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