Low Back Pain

  • Sapan Shah
  • Julia H. Ding
  • Anis Dizdarević


Low back pain is among the most common reasons for which people seek medical attention and disability claims. Symptoms of acute and chronic back pain are typically caused by pathophysiology arising from the vertebral column and overlying myofascial structures. This chapter will focus on etiologies of low back pain arising from the spine. Diagnosis may be based on patient history, physical exam, imaging, and invasive testing. Management involves multidisciplinary and multimodal therapies. Interventional techniques for low back pain include injection therapy, neurolysis, and surgical procedures.


Low back pain Facet joint Radicular pain Discogenic pain Epidural steroid injections Lumbar medial branch block 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sapan Shah
    • 1
  • Julia H. Ding
    • 1
  • Anis Dizdarević
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyColumbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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