Monthly Archives: January 2017

Persistent low back pain: can screening predict risk?


In order to provide the most effective treatment for low back pain and to treat those most in need, screening instruments can be used to best allocate care; however there is uncertainty over their prognostic performance. Published today in BMC Medicine, a new systematic review looks to assess how accurately screening instruments can classify those with an episode of low back pain who will have a poor outcome. Here author, Emma Karran, tells us more.