Low Back Pain

Overview

CPG 5A - Low Back Pain

Abstract
AUC Description Imaging Modality GRADE / Evidence Summary of Findings Risk of Bias QOE of Recommendation ICD 10 Codes
PICO #1: In adults with low back pain, does initial imaging of the lower spine offer clinical advantages over conservative management/usual care without imaging? No imaging recommended (NORAD) 2A Table Table Table M54.5,M54.3,M54.4
PICO #2: In adults with low back pain, what clinical predictors warrant XR imaging of the lower spine to identify significant pathology? XR 3B Table Table Table M54.5,M54.3,M54.4
PICO #3: In adults with low back pain, when should CT imaging of the lower spine be performed compared to other imaging? CT 3A Table Table Table M54.5,M54.3,M54.4
PICO #4: In adults with low back pain, when should MR imaging of the lower spine be performed for identification of underlying pathology? MR 2A Table Table Table M54.5,M54.3,M54.4
PICO #5: In adults with low back pain, what clinical predictors warrant CT Myelography imaging of the lower spine? CT Myelography 2A Table Table Table M54.5,M54.3,M54.4
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