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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1994;18(2):7.
Nonorganic Physical Signs in Low Back Pain
and Sae Il Chun, M.D.†
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, *Dong Rae Bong Seng Hospital and †Yonsei University College of Medicine
요통 환자에서의 비기질적 이학적 소견에 대한 검토
윤태식, 신지철*, 송주원†, 전세일† Tae Sik Yoon, M.D., Ji Cheol Shin, M.D.*, Ju Won Song, M.D.†
이화여자대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실 및 *동래 봉생병원 재활의학과, †연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Low back pain is a common problem, and the resulting disability frequently contains nonorganic, psychological and social elements that are difficult for the busy clinician to assess.

The nonorganic physical signs are distinguishable from the standard clinical signs of physical pathology. The patients with multiple nonorganic physical signs tend to show no organic pathology in computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.

It is suggested that the nonorganic physical signs can be used as a simple clinical screening method to help identify patients who need detailed psychosocial assessments in order to determine their cause of low back pain.

Key Words: Low back pain, Nonorganic physical signs


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