Fast Five Quiz: Can You Identify the Source of and Properly Treat Back Pain?

John K. Hsiang, MD, PhD


September 30, 2014

In the United States, acute and chronic neck and lower back pain is a major issue in healthcare. Approximately 75% of Americans will experience back pain at some point. Most patients do not require surgery, but 3%-5% of patients with back pain have a herniated disk, and 1%-2% have compression of a nerve root. Can you correctly identify the source of back pain and indicate proper treatment?


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