This book is one of a series, which the publishers hope will be a combination of “ready references and detailed resources for primary care physicians.” An outline format with key points at the beginning of each chapter strives to help busy clinicians provide “high quality, cost effective treatment to all their patients with Low Back Pain” (LBP)—an ambitious goal indeed. This volume partly succeeds in meeting these goals.

The approach of the authors is pragmatic. Their knowledge of the subject is evident and there are copious references and suggested readings. The book offers a logical introduction and approach to this difficult and sometimes illogical, yet widely prevalent condition. In an arena filled with many texts, this one should be of value to primary care clinicians.

The book is organized into 3 sections: evaluation, treatment options, and special populations...

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