Patient Guide for Acute Low Back Pain

Health Quality Ontario: Get High Quality Care with an Episode of Acute Low Back Pain

There's a lot of misinformation out there about what happens when low back pain occurs. This resource from Health Quality Ontario will help to ensure you can get the best and most appropriate care available.

These types of resources are important because low back pain is a common occurrence and one of the main reasons opioids are prescribed, even though they are not effective for most episodes of low back pain.

This patient guideline provides you with information about acute low back pain, some recommendations about what you can do at the time, and what to ask your healthcare provider.

 About Health Quality Ontario

Health Quality Ontario is the provincial lead on the quality of health care. They provide Quality standards, recommendations and guidelines to government, organizations, healthcare professionals and patients that are based on the best available evidence.

Download the Acute Low Back Pain Guide from Health Quality Ontario