FARRELL J.LLOYDMD, MPH
DR ABRAHAM, Ms Killackey-Jones, and I may be debating different but related controversies. I have focused on the use of imaging for LBP, while they have focused on the taxonomy of low back disorders. Perhaps unlike Abraham and Killackey-Jones, I do not believe that anyone set out to create or define a category of nonspecific LBP or to advocate it. It emerged by default as a consequence of failure to identify anatomic or physiologic changes that would clearly explain symptoms.
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