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2021 May 10

Curr Opin Rheumatol

Inflammatory back pain: a concept, not a diagnosis.


Coath F L, Gaffney K
Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2021 May 10.
PMID: 33973548.


The concept of inflammatory back pain (IBP) describes a cohort of patients with chronic back pain (CBP) who have distinct clinical characteristics, rather than being a diagnosis in and of itself. IBP is a common and important feature of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) but this is not the only differential. This review examines the utility of IBP in both primary and secondary care settings.