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Here is a quick mnemonic “BACK PAIN” to remember the main facts about Postural back pain

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Postural back pain is a type of pain that occurs due to poor posture, often caused by prolonged sitting or standing in a particular position. Poor posture can cause strain and tension in the muscles and ligaments of the back, leading to discomfort and pain.

Postural Back Pain : How To Remember Easily ?

  • B – Back pain can be chronic and nonspecific, with no specific anatomic lesion found.
  • A – Abdominal and paraspinal muscle exercises may help alleviate CLBP.
  • C – CLBP can be associated with financial compensation seekers, malingerers, and substance abusers.
  • K – Knowledge of psychiatric illness and childhood trauma can be helpful in understanding CLBP.
  • P – Preoperative psychological assessment can exclude patients with poor surgical outcomes.
  • A – Anxiety and depression are examples of psychiatric illnesses associated with CLBP.
  • I – Impairments predicted by psychological assessment can affect surgical outcomes.
  • N – No specific anatomic lesion may be found despite exhaustive investigation.

Mnemonic : BACK PAIN

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department