An asymptomatic 32-year-old woman comes for a routine health maintenance examination. Her mother and

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  1. samuel

    samuel New Member

    An asymptomatic 32-year-old woman comes for a routine health maintenance examination. Her mother and sister have a history of low back pain and disc herniation. The patient is a postal worker. She weighs 86 kg (190 lb) and is 165 cm (65 in) tall. Her blood pressure is 130/78 mm Hg, pulse is 74/min, and respirations are 16/min. Range of motion of the spine is normal and without pain. There is no scoliosis or excessive kyphosis of the back. Which of the following is the most effective strategy to decrease this patient's risk for developing low back pain?

    A
    ) Change in job

    B
    ) Limit physical activity

    C
    ) Stretching exercises

    D
    ) Weight-loss program

    E
    ) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy

    F
    ) Prophylactic brace

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