Osteoarthritis/non-specific LBP

Symptoms

  • No red flags
  • Can be slowly progressive with periodic acute exacerbation
  • Qualitatively consistent
  • Precise etiology often hard to pin down→ assoc w/bones/ligaments/muscle of back

Physical Exam Findings

  • No specific findings on exam
  • Obesity can exacerbate progression
  • Sometimes hx prior injury or surgery