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  • Managing Acute Low Back Pain

    Anand B. Joshi, MD, MHA, discusses the case of a 43–year–old man who presents with back pain of 4 weeks’ duration that started the day after helping a friend move heavy boxes. The pain began in his low back and radiated down to his right calf. He describes the pain as sharp and burning in nature, worsened by bending forward and sitting, and relieved somewhat by standing and extending his low back. Watch the case and join the discussion to share your recommendations for initial steps to evaluate and manage his pain.