Survey: 57% of physicians examine lower-back pain

09/25/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A survey of 295 adults with lower back pain found 57% of visits with doctors included a physical inspection while 20% said visits did not include a palpation, Northwestern University researchers reported in the journal Spine. The study, which included 696 physician visits, found 72% of orthopedic surgeons did a physical inspection, compared with 40% of chiropractors.

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