Industrial medicine and acute musculoskeletal rehabilitation. 1. Diagnosing and managing the injured worker with low back pain

Heidi Prather, Patrick Foye, John C. Cianca

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This self-directed learning module highlights the evaluation and management of the injured worker with low back pain (LBP). This chapter reviews the importance of recognizing the physiologic implications of a lifting injury and evaluating its structural etiology in a worker with LBP. A review of the steps required to make an accurate diagnosis is included. Justifying restrictions and prescribing therapeutic intervention is summarized. Overall Article Objective: To be able to provide a step-by-step plan for evaluating, treating, and safely returning to work the injured worker with LBP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number3 SUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 19 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


  • Industrial medicine
  • Low back pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rehabilitation

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