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Triggers for an episode of sudden onset low back pain: study protocol

  • Daniel Steffens1,
  • Manuela L Ferreira1,
  • Christopher G Maher1Email author,
  • Jane Latimer1,
  • Bart W Koes2,
  • Fiona M Blyth3 and
  • Paulo H Ferreira4
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201213:7

Received: 24 December 2011

Accepted: 24 January 2012

Published: 24 January 2012

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24 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Jan 2012 Author responded Author comments - Daniel Steffens
Resubmission - Version 2
22 Jan 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
24 Jan 2012 Editorially accepted
24 Jan 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-13-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Musculoskeletal division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC
Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, The University of Sydney, C 22 - Concord Hospital
Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney