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How is lumbago typically diagnosed?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Evaulation
Lumbago is a fancy medical word for low back pain.
It is diagnosed via performing a history and examination of the patient. Most cases respond within 8-10 days treated with NSAID medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) require radiology studies and advanced management.

In brief: Evaulation
Lumbago is a fancy medical word for low back pain.
It is diagnosed via performing a history and examination of the patient. Most cases respond within 8-10 days treated with NSAID medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) require radiology studies and advanced management.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: In the clinic
History and physical backache is the second commonest reason to see the doctor the cold is number one no imaging is needed fot back pain under 2 months without radating pain to legs and tenderness on exam the physical is the best test for this type of pain.

In brief: In the clinic
History and physical backache is the second commonest reason to see the doctor the cold is number one no imaging is needed fot back pain under 2 months without radating pain to legs and tenderness on exam the physical is the best test for this type of pain.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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