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March 10, 1999

Clinical Crossroads: A 45-Year-Old Man With Low Back Pain

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(10):893-895. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-10-jac90000

To the Editor: At the end of the day, Mr S1 was no better or worse off than he started. In the absence of data to the contrary, common sense should win over desire. This patient should not run! Further, he should have benefit of a course of treatment with intravenous colchicine2 and myofascial release.3