Low back pain takes a physical, financial, and emotional toll on the patient and imposes socioeconomic costs as well. a clear understanding of causes and treatments is essential.
Betty Larsen practices internal medicine at Essentia health, Park rapids, Minnesota. Susan Kuntz is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and community Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and health Sciences, Pa program, in Grand Forks. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.