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Scand J Work Environ Health 1982;8(2):134-136    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.2490

Classification of low-back pain.

by Nachemson AL, Andersson GB

A system of classifying low-back disorders is presented that is suitable for use in epidemiologic screening. It is based on the patient`s description of symptoms and can be verified by simple clinical findings. The duration and onset of the disease is given as a prefix, and additional information is included as parenthetical data.