Fifth most common reason for all physician visits in US
Second only to common cold as cause of lost work time
25% of US adults have LBP x1d in last 3 mos
The most common cause of disability in persons under the age of 45
Your patient with LBP has paresthesias in the lateral foot, decreased toe-raise strength, diminished sensation lateral foot, and diminished Achilles reflex. This is suggestive of dysfunction of which nerve root?
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