Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chronic Lumbosacral Strain Incidence

Facts about chronic back strain or sprain:

  • Back injuries are responsible for more missed workdays than any other problem.
  • About 80 percent of people experience low back pain at some time.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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