If you are a primary care provider, click here for more information about caring for patients with acute back pain.
If you are a physical therapist, click here for more information about psychologically-informed approaches for acute back pain.
Previous Research and Reports
When does low back pain become "chronic"?: Report of the NIH Task Force on research standards for chronic low back pain.
The STarT Back Screening Tool stratified care approach for treating low back pain was developed by researchers at Keele University. Read More
The IMPaCT Back study used the STarT Back approach to stratify low back pain patients in the UK. Click here to read more about their findings in Annals of Family Medicine.