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The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) Score for the Low Back Pain Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with low back pain using the score of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M54.5

Description:

The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) developed a score for evaluating patients with low back pain syndrome. This can be used to evaluate the patient initially and to measure the effect of interventions.

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