Table 1

Rated back and lower-extremity (LE) pain the previous six months and at present (n = 33)
Ratings Pain previous six months Pain at present
Worst paina Average paina Pain at presenta
nc(%) md (range) md (range) nc(%) md (range)
No pain 10 (30) 22 (67)
Back painb 18 (55) 9 (27)
  Thoracic pain 12 (36) 5 (1–7) 2 (1−7) 5 (15) 1 (1–5)
  Lumbar pain 15 (45) 3 (2–10) 1 (1−6) 7 (21) 2 (1–6)
LE painb 16 (48) 8 (24)
  Hip/Thigh pain 2 (6) 2 (2–2) 1 (1−1) 0 (0) 0 (0)
  Knee pain 14 (42) 3 (1–8) 2 (1−5) 6 (18) 3 (1–4)
  Foot/ankle pain 5 (15) 7 (2–8) 3 (1−5) 3 (9) 3 (2–7)
Only Back pain 7 (21) 3 (9)
Only LE pain 5 (15) 2 (6)
Back and LE painb 11 (33) 6 (18)

aPain rated on numeric rating scale, NRS.

bSubjects could rate pain in more than one region.

cNumber of subjects that rated ≥1 on numeric pain ratings the previous six months and at present, respectively.

Monnier et al.

Monnier et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:263   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-263

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