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Table 1 Typical presentation of an acute lumbar facet syndrome according to the 34 chiropractors participating in the structured group discussion.

From: The clinical aspects of the acute facet syndrome: results from a structured discussion among European chiropractors

Location
Local 7 (100%)
Ipsilateral 7 (100%)
Possible referred pain no further than the knee 4 (57%)
Sclerogenic 1 (14%)
Severity
Severe 3 (43%)
Moderate 2 (29%)
Variable (both between and within patients) 1 (14%)
Mild to severe 1 (14%)
Full range (mild to excruciating) 1 (14%)
Aggravating factors
Extension 4 (57%)
Prolonged standing 3 (43%)
Rotation 3 (43%)
Sudden movements 2 (29%)
Worse after rest 2 (29%)
Ipsilateral lateral flexion 1 (14%)
Getting up from flexion 1 (14%)
Movement in general 1 (14%)
Relieving factors
Walking 5 (71%)
Lying with knees bent (supine or on the side) 4 (57%)
NSAID 3 (43%)
Supported flexion, (resting on hands or elbows) 3 (43%)
Ice 2 (29%)
Short rest 2 (29%)
Rest 1 (14%)
Avoid aggravating factors 1 (14%)
Contralateral lateral flexion 1 (14%)
Varying activities for brief periods 1 (14%)
  1. Keywords noted by the groups. Reported as number and percentages of the seven groups.