Examining the lumbar and hip region in patients with LBP

How can dysfunctions in the lower back and the hip be differentiated?

Low back pain (LBP) remains a musculoskeletal disease that is not well understood. Current evidence shows there is no correlation between imaging and the symptoms that patients present in a clinical setting.

LBP can present itself in different pain patterns; this makes it difficult to diagnose accurately, as hip pain can also have the same symptoms. Differentiating these symptoms is important to decide which treatment strategy is suitable for individual patient.


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