Flashcards in Back Pain Deck (10)
How does differential diagnosis change between skeletally mature and immature patients?
If they are skeletally mature it is more likely back pain is coming from some kind of muscle pain
If they are skeletally immature, back pain is most likely being caused by problems in the bones
What is the best treatment for mechanical low back pain?
What is the best pain management for mechanical low back pain?
Ice, Heat, Modalities
What is the best way to prevent and manage mechanical low back pain?
How does an acute herniation present?
Low back pain
sciatica (pain down the leg)
Often event precipitated
sensory or motor issues
Physical findings of disc herniation?
straight leg raise - if you lift the leg straight up it will pull on the nerve and cause pain
Disc herniation treatment?
TIME!!!! (takes a while)
Indication for surgery in disc
In 10 year follow up, what is the difference between Surgery vs. Non-surgical Treatment?
No Difference in Functional Outcome