This guide for patients and caregivers on how to safely treat low back pain is intended for people newly experiencing back pain or people who have had back pain the past and are having a re-occurrence. It provides advice on when to see a doctor, how to treat pain at home, how to safely use pain relievers, and how to decide whether to undergo an x-ray, MRI or CT scan. There are also tips for preventing low back pain and links to other resources.
Funding Source: Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
A guide for patients and caregivers to safe and effective care for low back pain