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Inflammatory back pain likely underrecognized in primary care

Key clinical point: Primary care providers, especially residents, might need a reminder to check for inflammation in back pain patients.

Major finding: Almost half of people presenting for low back pain to the Tufts University primary care clinic in Boston were not asked about inflammatory signs and symptoms.

Study details: Review of 239 charts at the Tufts University primary care clinic

Disclosures: Funding source and disclosures weren’t reported.


Tokus A et al. SPARTAN abstract session May 15, 2020.