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  • Acetaminophen [r]: An analgesic antipyretic drug widely used for the treatment of headaches, fever and other minor aches and pains; has no antiinflammatory activity [e]
  • Acupuncture [r]: A form of alternative medicine that involves inserting and manipulating needles into 'acupuncture points' on the body with the aim of restoring health and well-being. [e]
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [r]: Organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care in the US. [e]
  • American College of Physicians [r]: American organization of doctors of internal medicine (internists), and physicians. [e]
  • Ankylosing spondylitis [r]: Inflammatory joint disease affecting the spine that occurs predominantly in young males producing pain and stiffness. [e]
  • Antidepressant [r]: Mood-stimulating drugs used primarily in the treatment of affective disorders and related conditions. [e]
  • Digital object identifier [r]: Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals. [e]
  • Herniated disk [r]: Rupture of fibrocartilagenous material (annulus fibrosis) that surrounds the intervertebral disk. [e]
  • Infection [r]: Invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues, especially that causing local cellular injury due to competitive metabolism, toxins, intracellular replication or antigen–antibody response. [e]
  • Neurologic manifestation [r]: Clinical signs and symptoms caused by nervous system injury or dysfunction. [e]
  • Neurology [r]: The medical specialty concerned with evaluating the nervous system and the other system that it affects, and the treatment of nervous system disorders. [e]
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent [r]: Medication other than corticosteroids having analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity due to their ability to inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins. [e]
  • Osteoarthritis [r]: Degenerative joint disease marked by destruction of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins, and changes in the synovial membrane. [e]
  • Osteoporosis [r]: Reduction of bone mass without alteration in the composition of bone, leading to fractures. [e]
  • Pain [r]: Unpleasant feeling or hurtful sensation that is conveyed to the brain by stimulation of sensory neurons. [e]
  • Patient satisfaction [r]: An outcome measure of quality, referring to the perception of the patients(s) of one or more aspects of a health care system. [e]
  • Rheumatoid arthritis [r]: A chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to attack the joints. [e]
  • Sciatica [r]: Pain along the sciatic nerve usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh. [e]
  • Scoliosis [r]: Abnormal lateral curvature of the spine that occurs most often in the thoracic region. [e]
  • Sign (medical) [r]: An objective finding on physical examination or diagnostic testing, complementing the subjective symptoms reported by a patient [e]
  • Spinal stenosis [r]: A cause of low back pain. [e]
  • Straight leg raise [r]: The straight leg raise, also called Lasègue sign or Lasègue test, is a test done during the physical examination to determine whether a patient with low back pain has an underlying herniated disk [e]
  • X-ray computed tomography [r]: Three-dimensional medical imaging method, employing tomography created by computer processing. [e]