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  1. Nonorganic signs of significance in low back pain.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    Medical records and imaging studies including one or more interviews and physical examinations by the author were reviewed in 878 people remaining out of work for 13 weeks or more because of occupational low back pain.


    To assess the prognostic value of nonorganic signs, including those validated by Waddell et al and two others previously undescribed, limitation of shoulder motion with production of low back pain, and low back pain resulting from movement limited to the cervical spines.

    Summary of Background Data

    Review of all records of people evaluated by the author over a 3-year period (1990-1993) provided the material for this study.

    All available medical, insurance, and legal records were reviewed, including reports or examination results of radiographic films, or both.

    In the majority, more sophisticated investigation had been performed with complete reports of the studies themselves being available to the author.


    A complete history and physical examination were accomplished by the author on each individual, including evaluation of each of the test results for nonorganicity.

    Medical records, including radiographic films, magnetic resonance imaging, computerized axial tomography myelography, bone scan, electromyography, etc., were collated.

    Statistical analysis of results followed


    The finding of limitation of shoulder motion resulting in low back pain indicated a worse prognosis for return to work than that...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Maladie professionnelle, Homme, Symptomatologie, Pronostic, Facteur risque, Test clinique, Douleur, Mouvement corporel, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Médecine travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Occupational disease, Human, Symptomatology, Prognosis, Risk factor, Clinical test, Pain, Body movement, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia, Occupational medicine

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0264648

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 199608.