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Low Back Pain. Understanding and Identifying Movement Coordination Impairments

Despite the high prevalence of low back pain subacute and chronic symptoms are often referred to as nonspecific in nature indicating that there is no established source of the pain. In the absence of clear pathoanatomical diagnosis patients with nonspecific low back pain are often described as representing a heterogeneous group demonstrating multidimensional signs and symptoms. Current research in physical therapy has focused on developing sensitive and specific clinical tests attempting to sub group these patients into more homogeneous groups. According to the clinical practice guideline individuals with low back pain may be classified using the diagnosis of low back pain with movement coordination impairments based on certain clinical findings. The aim of this manuscript is to offer a review of the literature describing the identification and treatment of patients with low back pain and movement coordination impairments of the trunk. The reader will be presented with available examination paradigms and classification systems that can be used to subgroup patients with nonspecific low back pain with movement coordination impairments to help guide physical therapy examination and treatment. Key Words provide a list of 3 to 4 pertinent words in alphabetical order NOTE do not repeat words that are part of the title.
1 pages | 400 words